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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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 does SharePoint Search handle pending (unapproved) items?

How does SharePoint Search handle the indexing of pending (unapproved) items/documents? As far as I can see there are no pending documents in the index. These seems a little odd to me, since it would ...
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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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Search Crawl - Access Denied

Search crawl log Error: "Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository. If the repository being ...
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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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Access denied error in crawl log

When crawling my content I get the following error: "45 https://something.com/sites/dcio Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this ...
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Search 2010: Exclude dispform.aspx from search without excluding content?

Our index is bloated by thousands upon thousands of identical /DispForm.aspx? results, but there doesn't seem to be a way of excluding these without also excluding the content contained within the ...
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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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For what reasons would a site be excluded from a full crawl?

This is what I've checked so far: The default page of the site is published In site admin it is set to 'allow this site to appear in search results' In site admin of the root site, it will search ...
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Blocking SQL queries when crawling

I am facing a problem where my content database has grown very large, and whenever I initiate a crawl, the the crawler executes a very complex SQL query on the content database, and this query blocks ...
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Indexing does not include PDF content

I am trying to get search (indexing) to include the content of PDF files. I have followed the guide from here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927675. I have also double-checked that the GUID (CLSID) ...
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Why can't I crawl bog-standard HTML internet sites?

This comes up in the crawl logs: Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository. If the repository ...
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SharePoint indexing videos in search

I have created some videos and uploaded them as the video type in the asset library. When I do a search of the content the video type does not appear in the Result type as a video but instead a web ...
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BDC Entity with TypeDescriptor System.String[] gives errors when crawling

Is it possible to crawl a BDC content source with an entity that has a property of type string array (System.String[])? At one point I had this working successfully in my dev environment but it ...
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What happens to the current Search crawl when the timeout is reached?

I've got a question and can't find a answer on Technet. We have search crawls setup to repeat within the day. The configuration looks like this: My question is: Basically, that means that the ...
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Does Continuous crawl start a new crawl on each uploaded document while uploading multiple documents at the same time?

Reading Exam Ref 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, I made the following finding: Enabling continuous crawling means that search results can appear before a crawl is ...
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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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I cant crawl pdf in wss 3.0. Please Help!

I have wss 3.0 installed in windows server 2008 r2( 64 bit). I have installed ifilter60 in my server and made registry change in \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office ...
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Web application zone configuration - problem with search

We are having problems with search application in our environment. The problem is that search works as expected if it's performed from the search center site collection for all sites. But it doesn't ...
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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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Crawl log error: Access is Denied

i am getting the issue as below when i check the sharepoint log files, The start address https://.**.co.im cannot be crawled. Context: Application 'Search_Service_Application', Catalog ...
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Mssearch.exe crashes when performing full crawl on FAST Search Server

We are having some issues getting a full crawl to complete in our FAST Search evironment. We are attempting to crawl ~24 million records from SQL Server 2008 R2. The crawl process (mssearch.exe) ...
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How to create indices in large lists in SharePoint 2010?

My organization is in the process of migrating to SharePoint 2010, and some of our larger lists (15,000+ records) are now being throttled. I've read up on this and understand that I need to limit my ...
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How can I get draft documents in a document library to be crawled by search?

Background for My Issue: I'm working on a document library, with major and minor versioning enabled. For the draft items, the client requires that only users who have permission to edit items in the ...
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Sharepoint Incremental Crawl and BCS

I have a BCS connector (partial BDC Model posted below) and I'm noticing some issues with Sharepoint crawls. My full crawl seems to work perfectly, but incremental is pulling back the same number of ...
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Is “noindex” applied to child content?

When you add the noindex class to a div, is all content below it excluded from search crawls? For example, if I had the code below: <div class="noindex"> Some Data <div> will this ...
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“Object not found” error in search service crawl Logs

I have a search service application that won't crawl correctly. The crawl account has all the right access to the farm and databases. THe AAM are as follows: - http://machinename - default - ...
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Errors crawling content sources with SharePoint 2010

We currently have a SharePoint 2010 Single server farm. The patch level is SP1 with June CU. The issue is with incremental or full crawls of content sources. The error is as follows: The system ...
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Why do I get “The underlying connection was closed.” when I try to enter form credentials for a crawl rule?

When I'm setting up a crawl rule, I check 'Specify form credentials', wait a minute and then get an error message: An unexpected error was encountered while trying to connect to ...
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MOSS 2007 BDC crawling documents content via Web Service

Imagine there is an external system that contains data that should be indexed by MOSS 2007 and incorporated into the search. That system exposes the data via Web Services. It's possible to crawl that ...
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Site collections as content sources?

We have a particular site collection that is becoming a problem (with huge amounts of content, large lists etc), and it is massively interfering with the indexing process. Whilst ideally we would sort ...
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Custom BCS indexing connector and changelog inremental crawl: ChangedIdEnumerator method is not working

I am writing a custom indexing connector using changelog incremental crawl approach. The full crawl is working perfectly. All atems are indexed and queryable. The problem is that incremental crawl ...
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How to limit Search Crawl only to subsite

I have a top site collection (http://myportal) and subsite (http://myportal/teamsite) in a SharePoint 2010 based intranet. My Question: I am trying to configure search in such a way that when a user ...
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Missing crawled properties for custom user profile properties

I have 2 custom (RegionID and SalesID) in user profile. Both are populated with values. I reset the content index, made sure values are populated for these fields, did multiple full crawl. I made sure ...
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Tag Profile Search is not working

In Tag profile (under 'Tagged Items' tab) when I click on 'To find content related to 'I like it' in search, please click here.', it opens a search page with ...
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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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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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SharePoint 2013 Full Crawl never stops

I have set the following inside the content sources :- Incremental crawl . to be every 20 minutes Full crawl. At 1:00 every day. When I first set this it was working well , the incremental crawl ...
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FBA - Search Issue with Custom Login Page

I have implemented FBA on an web application which has a custom login page. The custom page doesn't let the users login via windows authentication even though it is enabled from central admin. Seems ...
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Search scopes have too few items

This question is difficult to describe, so bear with me please :) I'm trying to work out SharePoint 2010 searching and scopes. I have a site that contains 369 sites, and 5563 total pages within those ...
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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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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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Dedicated Server per content Source

I have a question which I'm not sure can be achieved. Take note that I'm not a SharePoint Search specialist. We have multiple content sources. Everything is running fine. Recently, we added a new ...
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Search service insdie my SharePoint 2013 , how does it work

First of all I have created a new web application inside my SharePoint 2013. Then I defined the following :- From managed services I have created a new search service named "MySearch" and I defined ...
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Separate indexer for huge document libraries

Need some help/advice for SP search setup. A single-server MOSS 2007 farm hosts sites for 5 departments in the company. A document library corresponding to one of the department sites is growing at a ...
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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 ...