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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SharePoint Search Overriding Crawl Rules

Is there a way to override a crawl rule in SharePoint 2007 Central Admin? For example, if I have a site and I only want users to see content from http://www.mysite.com/sites/portal in search results, ...
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Crawling a content source of type BDC after updating BDC produces errors - IEntity could not be found using criteria Id=#

Here is the setup SharePoint 2010 BDC application definition Search Content Source of type Line of Business that crawls the BDC Steps taken Import BDC application definition version 1.0.0.0 ...
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MOSS 2007 crawling documents stored in external database

Anybody knows if the BDC can crawl the content of a document that is stored in a blob field in an external SQL Server database? The purpose is to integrate a DMS into Sharepoint's search. I know I ...
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SharePoint Crawls encountering no-index meta-tag on directories

I notice in my Crawl Log I am seeing entries like this: The content for this address was excluded by the crawler because this item was marked with a no-index meta-tag. To index this item, remove the ...
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SharePoint 2010 Service Applications and Search

I am considering using a custom Service Application to meet a feature requirement of one of my clients. There is also a requirement that the data stored by the Service Application be searchable. ...
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Is there a way to set crawl to go through columns in a document library but not within a document?

I have a document library in which I need to crawl the columns within that library but not crawl the text within the documents themselves. The documents are OCR'd pdf's from a scanner. Is there a ...
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Search scope item count is zero when content source has items

I installed Search Server Express 2010 on a SharePoint Foundation farm. It's a pretty basic install - I let the Local SharePoint sites crawler finish and it found about 200 items. When I look at the ...
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API for getting crawl status of various content sources?

Is there an API to determine if Sharepoint/MOSS/SearchServer is currently crawling a particular content source?
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Search results disappearing for moved site collections

In line with Microsoft's recommendation to keep content databases on SharePoint 2007 under 100Gb, we often move site collections to different content databases to balance the load. However, we have ...
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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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Error while crawling LOB contents

I have configured and run sample code taken from the MSDN website for a custom BCS indexing connector sample for Sharepoint 2013: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/SharePoint-2013-MyFileConne-79d2ea26 ...
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Crawled Properties from Business Data not getting created

I have created a content source crawling exteranl data using business data connectivity service. I can sucessfully crawl the business data content source without any errors. In crawl logs also I ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Targetting propertyStoreDB to a specific content source

We have two propertyStore DBs in our SharePoint 2010 environment, is it possible to configure in such a way that a specific propertyStore DB is used for the provided(specific set of) content ...
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Search Index deleted content over weekend - cannot do full crawl

I've had a SharePoint 2010 server running since March, with a crawl containing around 32,000 searchable items. The crawling was setup to perform an incremental crawl nightly and a full crawl weekly. ...
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SharePoint BDC Model NULL Structure

I crawl database with FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010. When incremental crawl is running, it is getting the following error for some records. After the first error, SharePoint takes the same ...
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Crawled Property with accountname of “Person or Group” Site Column in SharePoint 2010

I created a custom content type that includes a custom site column "Owner" of type "Person or Group". Now i need the accountname/login name (for exc. domain\usera) as a crawled property to include it ...
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SharePoint 2010 Search Issue after crawled

I've encountered Search issue after content migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 by Content Database approach. actions performed before migration: run stsadm -o preupgradecheck (no ...
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Acces denied error in crawl log when crawling https [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Access denied error in crawl log When I crawl a https web application I get the following error: "https://sitename.domain.nl Access is denied. Verify that either the ...
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Site search (i.e. basic search) not returning any results

Help VERY much appreciated - on the ropes with this one. I started again with new VMs and used all the recipes and the environment is looking fairly clean. But this one is killing me. Crawl account ...
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Sharepoint Search - Incremental Crawl not working [closed]

We are facing an issue on crawling the content. The Incremental Crawl on the Sharepoint site is not working. We had changed the crawl schedule from daily Full Crawl to weekly once and added an ...
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Are hyperlinks within .PDFs added to the crawl queue when indexed with the Foxit PDF IFilter? [closed]

We have successfully installed and configured the Foxit PDF IFilter, and are successfully crawling and indexing PDF documents. The issue is that we have several PDF documents living within a custom ...
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“No-index meta-tag” error crawling MOSS 2007 from SharePoint 2010

I got the following warning after I crawled a site. Info from the Crawl Log: The content for this address was excluded by the crawler because this item was marked with a no-index meta-tag. ...
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Is there a way to exclude the site collection footer from the search?

I have two site collections inside my SharePoint application; team site & community site. I have added the following customeFooter Div to the seatle.master to display our company name as a footer ...
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Sharepoint Search, ignore a list column from searching

I've created a custom search, using scopes. There is smth, that I don't want the search to index a specific column of a list. How can I ignore this column from being searched
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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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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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Sharepoint - Search effect on CAML query

If you switch off the Sharepoint Search application (or remove it for a particular host name). Would the standard CAML queries still work correctly please? and Would the index fields still be indexed. ...
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SharePoint 2010: Additional default search crawled property on User Profile Search

I have used the following article to add an additional crawled propert to SharePoint 2010 user profile search. ...
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SP2010 Search - Crawling websites, how to manipulate results ranking?

When SharePoint Search is used to crawl external websites, how does ranking work? Is there a way to manipulate the search results to promote and demote certain results without any coding (I'm not a ...
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SharePoint crawling - Windows authentication failing for STS4? [closed]

In a Sharepoint 2010 installation, we are trying to crawl the content of a small, single-node SharePoint installation. The crawling is partially successful. We are able to retrieve data delivered from ...
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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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sharepoint 2010 and tagcloud

Having issues with crawling and tag cloud. Is it a requirament to run full crawling in sharepoint 2010 every time, when i add a new document with tags? I tried incremental, but afrer that new tag ...
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Do I need a Full crawl search, if i am having an incremental crawl every 20 minutes

I have set an incremental crawl rule to execute an incremental crawl every 20 minutes. But my question is do I need to perform a full crawl, beside the incremental crawl ? Regards
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Cannot crawl SharePoint 2013 site in SharePoint 2010 search

I created a content source under search service application and configured the Sharepoint 2013 server URL (http://2013servername/) for crawling. Once the full crawling completed, I checked the search ...
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Stop searching the file server

We have two root folders where most of our organization's files are stored: Folder1 = static documents Folder2 = department specific restricted documents We would like to stop crawling Folder2 in ...
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How to configure Host Distribution Rule for File Shares in SharePoint 2010?

Normally when we create a new Host Distribution Rule it asks for Hostname and Crawl db name. But my requirement is to configure this for File Shares. I cannot find any article to configure Host ...
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how much time sharepoint 2010 take to include site column data changes in search

I am implementing search on sharepoint 2010. On the advanced search page, i have added a property restriction named Keyword. It is connected to a Site Column named Keyword. The site column is of text ...
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Crawling FBA Host Named Site Collection

I need to be able to crawl a host named site collection with FBA. I have disableloopbackcheck set, permissions set, and the web application extended into classic authentication, however I am getting ...
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Customize search so it only indexes approved documents

I have a document library which is using approval work flow. I have search application running that indexes everything. I want to tweak that search application so it only indexes those documents in ...
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creating new managed property, but not able to do the “mappings to crawled properties”

I want to make a list column as "Managed Property". Steps am following is, Central Admin -> Search Service application -> New Managed Property gave name for "Property Name". Checked as "Text" as ...
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CPU Spikes during full crawl SharePoint 2010 Standard (No FAST)

I have a small one server SharePoint implementation. I have a full crawl set for Saturday morning. During full crawls, the CPU spikes to above 97% utilization for a very long duration and Alarm ...
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Crawling per-tenant BDC data sources

I'm setting up SP2010 in a multi-tenant fashion (following Spencer Harbar's Rational Guide) and I've had great success setting it all up. Multiple tenants and everything. When you configure BDC to run ...
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Tracking Changes to Individual Cell in Excel Spreadsheet on SharePoint?

I've gotten a weird request today, someone I work with asked if there is any way to track changes to a specific cell in an Excel Spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is hosted on SharePoint and they want to ...
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Error when creating list from custom template

When I attempt to create a document library using an existing template I recieve an error "the type of this column cannot be changed because it is currently being indexed" The error occurs on the 2nd ...
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Search Service Applications return different Crawl results on identical Content Sources

I have a weird problem with Full Crawls returning only partial results. I have a production setup and an identical test setup, with Sharepoint Server Search (Sharepoint 2010). When i run a Full Crawl ...
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Search only crawls a minimal part of my site

I have a regular SharePoint site setup that is setup to allow anonymous access. It has around ~40 pages setup with various text and pictures, spread over 6 sub-webs. Crawling is setup, the content ...
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People Crawl no longer working, web service redirecting to Login

Our People Crawl had been working for awhile and recently after installing SP1 in our environments it seems that the People Crawl has been failing. The accounts still have the proper permissions, our ...
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Constraining the search

I did research on this topic, but i still have some unclear idea, that is why i'm creating this topic. This question concerning the search. Is it possible to deactivate indexation of some lists on the ...
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Sharepoint Crawler - Multiple host names

i have a number of host names in the crawler. I would like to know which host names are consuming the most time / resources. Does sharepoint perform crawling sequentially for each host name? How can ...
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Full crawl not picking up the properties from content type even though they are populated and being used

After running multiple full crawl the search service app still not picking up the metadata or properties from site column and content types. The columns are well populated with 500,000+ documents. ...