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 - 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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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, 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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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 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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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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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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SharePoint Crawl Rules

I am trying to setup some specific crawl rules , I have a local site that is being indexed http://mylocalsite and I only want to index files under a certain location such as ...
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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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Long and inconsistent updates times of content in content by search web part

We run SharePoint Server 2013 for our company intranet portal. On this portal we have a news functionality, based on the standard blog site template, and we show the latest blog posts via a Content by ...
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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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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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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. ...
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crawl only picks up parent term set not the level2

Is it normal for crawl to pick up just the parent term set. For example, I have a parent term set called "Math" and i have bunch Terms under Math. (Math 101, Math 102, Trig 101, etc.). An individual ...
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Crawled property is always 'Text' when crawling external static html web sites

I’m using SharePoint 2010 Search (Not FAST) to crawl static HTML pages on an external web site to SharePoint. The crawled properties of the site always seem to be of type ‘Text’ no matter what I try: ...
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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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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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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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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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Sharepoint 2013 search not indexing newly added publishing pages

I have a publishing page library containing all of my posts. We are using search driven webparts to pull the search results and display to users. What we are seeing is that after a new page is ...
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Search Crawler can't connect on multi-authentication default zone

We have the irritating problem that MANY people have with SharePoint 2013 search: search crawler can't connect to content sources because of SAML (in our case, PING) authentication and Windows ...
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Purge indexed search results for a deleted site

We are trying to create a newer site A, and copy all documents from an older site B to site A. Then delete the entire site B. We would like to make sure that all previously indexed search results ...
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Crawl distributed file system error: The object was not found

SharePoint 2013 Standard server. We have a a distributed file system (DFS) which I want to crawl. I use a UNC path like: \\machine1234\Departments\HR The account that runs the crawler can access ...
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Export Crawlog and filter it

I wrote a script that exports the crawl log, in order to get everyday an excel file contains the errors and warning in the last day crawling. I used : $ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication ...
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Is Retention Policy Depends on Crawling settings

Is Retention Policy Depends on Crawling settings, Currently I am working on SharePoint 2016 in that I have 1 document library ,for this document library I created Retention Policy to move the document ...
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SP2010 Foundations - Start Address Cannot be Crawled

So, I have been tasked with figuring out why our SharePoint 2010 Foundations environment is no longer successfully crawling our sites. Unfortunately, as I am not the original "mastermind" behind the ...
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only 377 of 2085 Pages in PagesLibrary get crawled (SP2010)

Recently the search does not crawl all pages in the various Pages Libraries in our SharePoint 2010 based Extranet. For example, in our German Technical Catalog which consists of 2085 Pages only 377 ...
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Crawl specific Content Database

I have three content databases in the same Web App, and I want to create a separate Content Source to crawl one of the content databases on a different schedule from the others. Can this be done on a ...