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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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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Cant remove 404 object not found items from SharePoint 2010 crawl log

We have a new SP2010 environment that had gone through 3-4 rounds of testing before going live. Prior to going live, the various test sites were deleted, but we've noticed that 404 Object Not Found ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2013 Content Index Reset Timeout

I'm having a problem when I try to reset the content index in SharePoint 2013. When I try to reset the index from the 'Search Administration Page', the page hangs for about a half-hour then returns ...
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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 ...
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Search not retrieving items by custom property

In an upgraded SharePoint 2013 site collection, I have a custom property - "Media Number" which is a single line of text field because the value is usually a few letters followed by a few numbers. ...
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How to configure crawling for existing documents?

Is it possible to have SharePoint index documents already existing in a local disk in order to display them in search results? That is, without having to "upload" them to the Documents repository in ...
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Automatic sending mail alert to users on certain conditions (usage of user name in posts or such)

I need so send a mail alert to the site users if their name or a relative keyword has been used anywhere in the site, such as in a comment or any other post.This should be done even without tagging ...
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After site collection restore, site cannot be crawled?

We have a SharePoint 2007 site collection that some permissions were accidentally deleted from. It was impossible to determine how it was originally setup, so we decided to do an STSADM restore from ...
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I would like to CRAWL ONLY SPECIFIC ITEM/DOCUMENT to FAST Search Server 2010? Programatically?

I would like to Crawl particular Item. To the FAST Search Server. I don't wanted to do Incremental/Full Crawl. I can write event Handler when new Item and Check for Specific condition. If the ...
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Searching file stores accross WAN link

I have a Sharepoint 2010 farm at my main office that is crawling all of our file stores. It works great to the local sites, but we have remote offices with file servers as well. One site also has a ...
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SharePoint 2007 : old items unable to search

I having a problem on SharePoint 2007 search in OS 32bit. Where one of the subsite contains more than 600 pages, but the incremental crawl only able to crawl some of the pages (70++) only, crawl log ...
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“ContentTypeId” crawled property issue

I want to get all items with CT derived from some ParentCT using FullTextSqlQuery by ContentTypeId. And there are no results returned. Query looks like: SELECT ContentTypeId FROM SCOPE() WHERE ...
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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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User with same permission not getting similar search result as other user in sharepoint 2007

I am having an issue where a user is not getting exactly the same search result as other users in the team. The user joined the team recently and I granted permission through adding her into a ...
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In which managed property is file content (e.g. text content of Word/PDF etc.) stored?

I try to demote results in which the search string is "only" inside the content of the file not a metadata (e.g. like "title", "description"). For example a PDF inside SharePoint with the title "xy" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...