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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Skip part of page during crawl

Is there any way to mark parts of a page not to be indexed by Microsoft Search Server Express 2010? For example all pages have footer, and I wan't be able to do something like <div ...
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Crawl the content of external documents in SharePoint 2007?

Does anybody know if it's possible to crawl the content of documents that are not in a document library? Imagine a situation where a different document management tool is used to manage documents ...
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Crawling custom application pages

I have a custom application page with some static text e.g. _layouts/CustomAppPage.aspx but it does not show in search results and crawl index. I have tried all 3 approaches below (one by one) and ...
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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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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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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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PDF's in SharePoint 2010

With SharePoint 2010, how can you make sure that PDF's are indexed and that they do not have a generic icon?
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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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Search Service Account and Custom STS

We have a custom STS implementation we are using in the company. SharePoint 2010 has a trust relation with this STS and all the websites (except central admin) is authenticated/authorized with 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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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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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 Crawl Error Message

When I run my crawl I get the following error message: "There are no URLs in the system that match your request." How can I fix this? I'm using Sharepoint 2010. I saw another post on here with the ...
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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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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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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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Can we crawl an extended SharePoint site?

I have a site on localhost:81 and extended it to localhost:82. I'm able to crawl the 81 but i'm unable to crawl the 82. Can we crawl an extended site in SharePoint?
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Sharepoint Search Content source

i have ssp and have 10 content sources which crawl 10 different sites . . suppose i add a new content source . . i will add my site link in the content source and do full crawl . in search result i ...
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What options for indexing Exchange mailboxes with SharePoint?

What options are recommended for indexing Exchange mailboxes with SharePoint? So far I have found the following: I found one article, which mentions that you can add http://fqdn/exchange and/or ...
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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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Database requirement for fast for sharepoint 2010?

We would like to install Fast for Sharepoint 2010 in our medium scall Sharepoint 2010 Farm and would like to know how many databases are required and what about the other Database requirements? I ...
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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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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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Arrange content source by content database

As per this question when we move site collections around, they drop from the search results. Our last full crawl took over 8 days and while that's happening we don't get incremental results which ...
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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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Crawling fails with 404 error message, but the IIS log tell a different story

In our clean SP2010 install, crawling stops immediately, just logging a single error message: The object was not found. ( Error from SharePoint site: HttpStatusCode NotFound The request failed with ...
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Why do crawls work, but scope contains 0 items?

We have got an interesting situation: http://intradev http://mysites Our Intranet is based on SharePoint 2010 server small farm with 2 servers. AD is Windows 2003. The Search crawls both sites just ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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What is the use of the search database and do we really need it?

The index will be kept on the Index Server, so why do we need a Search database and what is the point of it in SharePoint 2007? I would like to understand the basic concept of SharePoint Search. ...
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Crawling some external sites failed

I'm using Search Server Express + WSS 3.0. I wanna crawl external public web sites. One site is : http://www.av.se/ When I try a full crawl it is throwing: http://www.av.se Access is denied. Check ...
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What is the best practice to implement search to index XML files?

In our SharePoint solution we need a service which can search and index XML files. At this moment we are using FAST, but are there other tools / applications / solutions which are free and easy to ...
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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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Index Server Recovery

Our staging environment (1xSQL, 2X WFE 1x indexer / application running MOSS 2007 SP1 with some hotfixes) went bad (vmware mayhem) and we lost our search indexer. No form of recovery is possible. ...
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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 ...