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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How to stop Search Engines from indexing SharePoint Site

I have SharePoint 2010 Enterprise for Internet Sites. Some search results in Google & Bing are pointing to my intranet site URL which is intranet.mysite.com I want to cloak my site totally from ...
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Search for unpublished documents

We are using SharePoint 2010 Standard. We have a site collection that is setup with publishing features turned on. I need search to index and serve minor (unpublished) versions as well as published ...
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The eternal crawl: Index server seems to get stuck

Lately, my crawls seem to have stalled. I don't run a very big farm, and I only crawl the farm and a small Intranet portal, maybe a grand total of 180 GB of content, but the crawl will go on for a ...
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Settings up a SharePoint 2010 search index server

I'm currently working on an implementation of SharePoint 2010 server farm for my company, so far I have two SharePoint 2010 servers and a third server running our database. As part of this process I'm ...
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2010 crawl - “Item was not crawled because of a password change”

Our Sharepoint servers were shut down safely as part of a backup, and when brought back online we noticed multiple errors in the crawl log, and no successes. The error was "The account password was ...
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Scaling out Search Crawl service

I have a large content database on a Sharepoint 2010 site collection (130GB). The search crawl component which has a job to index items in the site collection is taking too long and in the process ...
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Disabling LoopBackRequest in registry to resolve search crawl error

Can anybody explain why we need to disable the LoopBackRequest in registry to resolve the Search Crawl error. This article explains about it but I want to know more about it. What is the reason ...
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Search Server Crawler and Excluded URLs

I am currently configuring the search crawler to access our existing non-SharePoint document management system in order to include these documents in Enterprise Search. The document management system ...
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Reset the content index (SharePoint Server 2010)

according to that technet article it is possible to reset manually the content index. I was wondering if that task could be plan to run once a week for instance, automatically?
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Showing search index items which contain a managed property

In sharepoint search, if you go to search server admin, then look at the managed metadata properties, then click on a managed property, it will say something like "Number of Items found with this ...
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Admin considerations for searching on WSS 3.0

I am using Network Solutions hosted SharePoint services (WSS 3.0) and the search function is not working. When I contacted their support desk they said that this feature has been turned off because ...
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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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Search result items goes to display form intead of opening the file

PDF and other office filetypes are installed through Search Services. Never had this issue before. All of sudden, when I or user click on the search result it goes to display item form. but used to be ...
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SPListitem.SystemUpdate() and incremental crawl in FAST

Does FAST search incremental crawls ignore items that are updated via SPListItem.SystemUpdate()? I am observing conflicting behaviors in multiple environments, so I am not sure what the exact ...
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SharePoint 2007 Search Crawling Failed

I have problem in SharePoint 2007 Search Crawling in Index Server, it display error message in the Crawl Log stated "Could not Connect to the server. Please make sure the site is accessible" and no ...
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Changing the default “Allow items from this list to appear in search results?” to No when a list is provisioned

How can I change the default setting on "Allow items from this list to appear in search results?" in SharePoint 2007 to be "No" when a list is created? No every list created needs crawled so I'd like ...
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Sharepoint Search: immediately remove search results in case of revoked access

We have a special need for removing documents from SharePoint search results instantly when access is revoked for certain user/group. The kicked out user/group should have the impression the document ...
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Sharepoint Search not crawling Emails with attachments - Failing with 401

I am attempting to search Exchange public folders via SharePoint Enterprise Search. I have a content source pointing at my exchange server, and this successfully indexes some emails. However, any ...
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Should we have thousands of sleeping database connections from the Crawler server?

Our IT Manager has brought up a situation where it looks like we have about 5000+ sleeping connections from the Crawl Server to our SQL Server. This seems like quite a bit and it's been slowly ...
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Good book or resource that talks about custom connectors and SharePoint search Integration?

Do you know any good books or resources that explains how to write your own custom connector for search crawling? I have been reading Professional Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 ...
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Issue with setting up Content Source

Does anyone know if it's possible to set up a content source to index a site that uses browser based login? I have tryed a few things and can't seem to get it to work, including having the username / ...
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How to move the Index and Query role to another server?

I want to move the Index & Query role from a server to another server in the same SharePoint 2007 Farm, how to achieve this?
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Is Fast Search able to extract file metadata?

I was not able to find if Fast Search is able to extract meta data from files. I'm not talking about meta data in the SharePoint document library, but meta data specific to file formats. Especially : ...
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How to crawl/search multiple tables from external SQL database in SP 2010?

I was able to crawl a table (from an external SQL database) via SP 2010 and it works great. However, I wanted to have SP crawl multiple tables from that same database and it's not happening. For some ...
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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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Custom BCS indexing connector with changelog inremental crawl is not working properly

Custom BCS indexing connector with changelog inremental crawl is not working properly I am writing a custom indexing connector using changelog incremental crawl approach. I'm using sample from ...
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Usage Reports empty

I want to see the usage reports but the graphics shows noone view sites.(In site settings > Popularity Trends ) In crawling I make it continuously. How can I make it work?
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Crawling Hidden Fields with PowerShell Created Crawled Properties

I've been trying to add ows__vti_ItemHoldRecordStatus as a crawled property to allow a search of held documents. (It appears to correspond to the hold status of an SPListItem.) I can successfully add ...
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How to Crawl SQL database in SharePoint 2010

How does one crawl a SQL database? I want to be able to go to my SharePoint site, type in a keyword in my search bar, and have SharePoint crawl a SQL database and return desired search results. Are ...
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Crawl files with no file extension

Here is an interesting problem I cannot seem to find an answer to. I have a client that has several files from email message exports that do not have a file extension (e.g. PDF, DOC). These files, ...
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SPSS and SharePoint 2010 Crawl Index

I have a folder on my desktop that I created and SharePoint 2010 crawl that folder. I have Excel, Word, and .sav (SPSS) files in there. After I was done crawling, I was able to search the folder fine, ...
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Only crawling a content source for files with a given extension

I want to index only the files with a specific extension "*.las". I know that there are less than 20K of these files and there are a total of over 1 million files in the containing fileshare. I've ...
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Is it possible to update the searchindex for only one item?

Is it possible to update the searchindex for only on specific item. I'm search some tasklists through keywordsearch and showing them in a webpart. Then I have a custom action which changes the status ...
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Indexing DWG files

I have been asked to look into the possibility of indexing DWG files within a hosted SASS-like environment using 'Off the Shelf' products. I have found a plugin for Sharepoint called DWG I-Filter ...
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SP2013 search - Is there a way to force the crawling of an item in the next incremental crawl?

I'm considering using the new "Content Enrichment web service" possibility in SP2013 in order to populate a custom managed property when crawling an item in a SPList (more details at ...
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Search has stopped working suddenly

I am getting following error when I search for anything: We did not find any results for KEYWORD. Suggestions: Ensure words are spelled correctly. Try using synonyms or related searches. Try ...
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Is there an Ifilter for Nuance PDFs to be used in junction with SharePoint2010?

I know that there are ifilters for Adobe PDF files and hence make these files searchable inside Sharepoint. Have not tried them but is there an ifilter for nuance created PDF documents? Please let me ...
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Search schedule not starting indexing

I can manually kick off an incremental crawl for my content sources, however the scheduler does not initiate it on its own. I've attached an image of the crawl schedules if that helps. I've also ...
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How do draft item security affect indexing for search?

Some info: In my SharePoint 2010 environment I have set the "Draft Item Security" to "Only users who can edit items". The search service account have Full Read permissions and should be able to index ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Search Server not crawling content due to filter daemon timeout?

We recently did a Content Database refresh in our Test environment and am now finding that Search is not working. We are using Sharepoint 2010 Search Server and all has been running fine until the ...
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Exception from HRESULT: 0x80072EF3 when crawling 2008 R2 static HTML site

All I want to do is index a static HTML site. Am I the first person to ever do this with SharePoint? I was having the problem described here: Why can't I crawl bog-standard HTML internet sites? ...
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What's the best tool to use to convert scanned PDFs so they can be indexed in SharePoint?

I have a large amount of PDFs and I need to be able to search them in MOSS 2007. I am aware of the iFilter which is required, but it will not index scanned PDFs. What is the fastest way to handle this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Deleted by the gatherer

I have setup sharepoint search server for my website and the site crawling was ok. I did a full crawl recently and its not getting crawled properly. I have nearly 3000 pages on my website, only half ...
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Search on TFS project portal (SharePoint) doesn't work

After installing TFS 2012 and also TFS 2013 Preview with the integrated SharePoint installation we suffered a long time from the following error when running a search on the project portal ...
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How to crawl SharePoint wiki page whose content changes based on query string parameters?

In a Team Site, I have a Wiki Page containing webparts whose content changes based on query string parameters. There are about 250 different parameter combinations. How can I tell SharePoint to crawl ...