Crawling websites or other locations (like exchange and file shares) to build a search index. Done by the SSP in MOSS/WSS 3.0 and by the Search Service Application in SP2010.

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Crawling only file names without content

Warning: Long question, any input is welcome. :-) Part 1 I'm using SharePoint as a file repository with >100K Lists and >300K documents. (DB is >100GB). Most of the files are binary, so, I want the ...
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Search Index SharePoint 2007

Would you know any blogs or videos explaining how to check search indexing of SharePoint 2007? We're having a trouble where not all our content is indexed. Thanks!
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FAST search - crawl doesn't update items

The situation is like that - I have two content types with same field (same name and title), I created few pages with those content types and started full crawl, then I created managed property and ...
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Large number of crawl retries

A couple weeks ago, we installed the March 2015 CU to our SharePoint farm. Since then, we've been getting a large number of crawl retries when the crawl engine attempts to crawl our other intranet ...
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Is that true that a sharepoint 2010 Full Crawl cannot start while an incremental crawl is running?

I am using SharePoint 2010 with Fast Search. A full crawl is set up to running weekly at 12:00 am every Saturday. and the Incremental Crawl is set up every 15 minutes for 24 hours every day. And I ...
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SharePoint 2013 Search Crawl - Access denied: System Volume Information

When I´m looking on my SharePoint 2013 Server with Sysinternals Process Monitor and the Crawl is running, I´m getting lots of access denied messages (Filter applied for access) for the drive with my ...
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Configure Search Crawl using FBA & Host Named Site Collections

I have a working Web App with FBA and multiple HNSC. In order to configure the Search service, I've: Extended this Web App to an NTLM auth site. In the Content Sources I've included every HNSC and ...
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The mystery of Crawling Rules

The requirements: exclude any subfolders in a document library on search results. Crawling Rules set up in the following order: https://MySite.*(/.+)*/.*[.].* use regexp checked Include all item in ...
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Enterprise Search Crawl Log - How long are deleted items recorded?

I'm just looking for a quick explanation of the "Deleted" index items in the crawl log of 2013 ES. It seems the number tallies all the items deleted for the past several months but I can't find any ...
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Excluding items from a crawl based on properties

We have a 2013 farm that is crawling a 2007 content source with a lot of outdated content in it. We'd really like to exclude items from the crawl based on their last modified date, but we're having ...
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SP 2013 Search does not uniquely index friendly URLs that point to the same physical page

I have an on-premise SP 2013 farm that I will be using to host a Internet (public-facing/anonymous) site. I'm using managed navigation with term-driven pages. Three of my navigation links point to one ...
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Deleted site collections showing in search results after multiple full crawls

I am experiencing an issue where search results are showing deleted site collections after multiple full crawls. I've been searching around and trying different things, but so far nothing has worked. ...
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Crawl Queue and Crawl History issues

How should I understand these screen-dumps. I dont get why my Incremental re-indexes everything each time. More information about my issue is provided in this question, SharePoint 2013 Search and ...
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SharePoint 2013 slow Full and Incremental crawl

This is my setup: 2xSQL, 2xAPP, 2xWFE where; SQLs is 16GB ram APPs are 12GB ram WFEs are 12GB ram C: 40GB Log: 50GB Index: 50GB Search is running on one of the APP servers, and ...
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I don't want to crawl/show Document content for Sharepoint search

I have a Sharepoint Document repository site, but when I am typing anything on the Search box, not only it searches for Files and Folders it also searches the document content and returns the ...
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Pipeline did not respond within the appropriate time

I can't get the search to work, someone has an idea of what may be the cause? On the crawl log, I see this message. Errors: 3056 "pipeline did not respond within the appropriate time" Success: 12 ...
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Error while crawling LOB contents in SP 2013:Could not find default endpoint references contract in ServiceModel client configuration section

I created BDC Model in SharePoint 2013 using Visual Studio 2013. I am retrieving data from external data source using Web Service in ReadList method. Using this external content type (BDC Model) i ...
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Crawling only a certain file extension

I am crawling a SharePoint2007 site from SharePoint2013 including a lot of folders and different filetypes. Only the PDF files are relevant to search. The crawl is very slow and I am interested in ...
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Extend Web App of Siteminder-protected site to allow search indexing - 2010

Here are my assumptions: The indexing service cannot access a site protected by siteminder To create a crawl index I must extend my web app to a site not using SiteMinder so I can get crawl data, ...
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The server is unavailable and could not be accessed. For a single Web Application / Site Collection

We have recently created 2 new Web Applications with single root site collections. The Web Application name is as follows: http://myserver:1003 http://myserver:1004 On top of that, we have several ...
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Clean up search index. Remove orphaned crawled and managed properties

It's obvious. Resetting the search index clears all search results. It does however not remove all crawled and managed properties. SharePoint (2013) remembers them forever. The only option to remove ...
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SharePoint 2007 crawler is not stopping

I recently tried to start a full crawl after my colleague mentioned that some of the files are not visible in the search. Normally the crawler start full crawl every week. so i manually tried to ...
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Full crawl on 1 site collection stuck after 137 success items and 2 errors

I am using SharePoint 2010 and FAST search. I have created a new content source with 1 site collection. This site collection is new and I created only 2 items inside a list. I started a full crawl for ...
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Search Crawler filling up drive, continuous crawls do nothing

Our Central Admin server (also the crawler) is limited to 60 GB on the system drive (where SharePoint is installed). Initially, a full crawl ran without issue and took minutes. We were happy with ...
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Managed Metadata allow mulitple values cannot be crawled

I am using SP2013 on-premise. On a site collection's Pages library there is a Managed metadata column "Wiki Category" and allowed mulitple values. At the same time I have enabled multiple values for a ...
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Sharepoint 2010 - index crawl of uploaded documents

Short version of question - Does the index crawl through the content of uploaded documents, and if so, can that be turned off? Longer version - I have a site consisting entirely of uploaded PDFs of ...
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Crawling external database with security trimming

We have a legacy records management system that we want to index in SharePoint 2013. We just want to index it and leave the documents where they are. The records management system of course has a ACL ...
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Web server requirements for being crawled

I'm trying to index a web site that is hosted on a separate server in the domain but every time the crawler runs it returns a ball of warnings and errors the first time, and then the server becomes ...
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FAST search: Search crawled succesfully, but I still do not see new search results, I think index issue

I am using SP 2010 and FAST search. I have 2 FAST search servers and 2 front end servers and 2 app servers. I do every 4 hours an automatic incremental crawl. I do not have an automatic full crawl ...
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Crawl Sharepoint 2013 site as a regular web site

I've created a "branding" site with Sharepoint 2013. I'm not being able to configure the search engine so that it finds the content from the custom web parts. Most "static" content (institutional ...
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How to create crawl rules to exclude root folder content but crawl subfolders

I've been trying to crawl an external site using SharePoint 2010 in which I'm only interested in crawling results for the content stored in various subfolders underneath a root path. The root path is ...
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SP2013 crawling not include subfolder and item below

In our SP2013 farm, we are using continuous crawling. The content source is setup to crawl entire web application. No rule is set. In one of new added site collection, there is a default "Pages" ...
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A content not crawler in SP2007 search service

we have a SP2007 search service attached to our SP2007 server used to create and store some PDFs. Every night an incremental crawl job starts, and everything works fine... but some night ago (4 sept ...
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SharePoint 2013 how to disable crawling document content

SharePoint 2013 foundation How to disable crawling document content. The search result is returning way to much information for my users. Need to crawl only metadata (columns) and file name.
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Search and index pdf files as attachment in a List Item

Does SharePoint 2013 Search find pdf files that have been attched to usual SharePoint list item. do they be indexed?
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Sharepoint Search crawl warning The URL was permanently moved

While Crawling the SharePoint site on different farm, we are getting a warning The URL was permanently moved. (URL redirected to XXXX/pages/xyz/abc.aspx) And only this page (XXXX/pages/xyz/abc.aspx ) ...
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Incremental Crawl not running as scheduled (Sharepoint 2013)

I scheduled my incremental crawl to run every 5 minutes. However, it is not running. It should crawl by 5:55pm, but it didn't. Any advice? Thanks! This is the settings page.
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SharePoint 2013 run both Continues and Incremental Crawl

As per the MSDN article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219802(v=office.15).aspx A continuous crawl does not process or retry items that return errors more than three times. A ...
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How can I index a custom column in SharePoint 2010 FAST search?

I am using sharepoint 2010. I have created a document library. Inside this library I am using a custom content type. In this content type I have 3 custom columns like (Company name, Company address, ...
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Find an item, search multiline text

I have a SharePoint list that contains multiple fields. One of which is a multiline "Notes" field that is not included with the default view. When I perform a search on the list, I can search on any ...
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Search results not includes custom fields

I have content type on my site with 3 custom columns defined: "Corporate sponsored" - Single line of text column "Country" - Yes/No column "Customer Name" - Managed metadata column This content ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Split Index to 2 Partitions

I am working in SP 2010 and when I attempt to add a second Index Partition I receive an error stating that certain files do not exist at the index location. For example: Topology provisioning ...
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How to get “.sql” files to be searchable in SharePoint Foundation 2013?

What sort of black magic and secret handshakes do I need to do to get .sql files searchable with SP Foundation 2013? Specifically, how do I get files with the ".sql" extension be both indexed and ...
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SP 2013: The item has been truncated in the index because it exceeds the maximum size

Our crawler shows the following warning: The item has been truncated in the index because it exceeds the maximum size. ( Item truncated. Field=docacl, Occurrences=3094, Chars=524453. It ...
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The item could not be indexed successfully because the item failed in the indexing subsystem

I'm trying to find an explanation of the crawl error "The item could not be indexed successfully because the item failed in the indexing subsystem.". I get a lot of these when indexing a file share. ...
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Unable to create indexes on Sharepoint Online lists with more than 5000 records

I am assisting a friend by moving him from managing a business entity from Excel to Access. Because he desires the data to be viewed/edited from multiple locations, I suggested a MS Access database ...
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Search Crawl error on a single page

This is a SharePoint 2013 Enterprise environment. The crawler refuses to crawl a single page correctly. No other errors show up in the crawl log and every other page is crawled correctly. The error ...
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Best practice to manage content source and crawling on VM

I am using SP2013 standard and have two web applications. One app (http://blog.domain.com solely for My Site Host) and another app (http://web.domain.com) for the other type of site collections. I ...
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A weird reaction to 'if-modified-since' header

What's the reason that SharePoint 2013 may process 'If-Modified-Since' header value in an invalid way? Case: I have a file A.txt in a list; I download the file and see the date XXX in Last-Modified ...
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Dedicated Server per content Source

I have a question which I'm not sure can be achieved. Take note that I'm not a SharePoint Search specialist. We have multiple content sources. Everything is running fine. Recently, we added a new ...