I have a MS Search Server 2010 application in a development server and want to move it to a live environment. Currently all services & the databases reside on one server. I want to use a dedicated SQL server for the database parts and have the web stuff on another server.

This is moving from a subdomain to a main domain - will that cause any issues? ie; dev.domain.com to domain.com.

Is there anything I need to look out for or make sure I do to ensure that this works properly?


  • Since you can just recrawl all the content, what parts do you want to "move" just the configuration, or more? Commented Jul 4, 2016 at 13:32
  • Just the configuration I guess. Federated Search settings, design/style etc Commented Jul 4, 2016 at 13:38
  • ...and you want to stay with Search Server or mover to SharePoint 2010? Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 12:05
  • I'll stay with search server, it seems to work better for my needs! Unless SharePoint offers something better in terms of searching network shares Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 12:06
  • Oh, boy, there's a thread starter. The short answer is: "No...but" :) Specifically in SharePoint 2013/2016 there is nothing "new" for crawling file shares...but...everything that comes after crawling is new. You get so much more control over the entire search experience. I'd look at the licensing costs and decide if it's worth the change. Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 13:35

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First off, I don't have any experience with MSS beyond the SharePoint components. Having said that you SHOULD be able to just create a new installation on your target and then "upgrade" or "attach" the existing databases from the previous installation. I'd look for info on doing a 2008 to 2010 "upgrade" and follow the guidance. (This is how we'd do it with SharePoint and it's the same underlying bits, though the version numbers are different.)

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