I've created an external site outside of sharepoint completly. It's just a basic site that allows our users to get to specific sites. I wanted to simply embed this site via a url inside of sharepoint (I guess there is a web site page web part). This works fine...but is there any way to have sharepoint search / index this site? I do not want to create this site inside of sharepoint. It's simply a asp.net web site that is outside of sharepoint but we need to bring the interface into sharepoint.

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I think you are looking for the Page Viewer web part which basically presents the external site within a SharePoint page using an IFRAME.

However, getting SharePoint to Search that other site is a completely different matter and would require that you enter the external URL into a Content Source in your Search Administration. Since this is a non-SharePoint site, you would probably have to create a new Content Source for it. You would also have to grant at least Read permissions for the search crawl account to the external site.

  • SO what you are saying is that it is still possible to do this and have it search / crawl the site?
    – JonH
    Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 16:27
  • Definitely possible but it does require the separate step of configuring your Search to index the external site as well.
    – Dave Wise
    Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 16:32
  • Dave I dont have much knowledge about sharepoint. Is there some steps or URL you could lead me to help me out.
    – JonH
    Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 17:02
  • This is for FAST but the basic steps are the same : blogs.msdn.com/b/dark_corners/archive/2012/03/06/…
    – Dave Wise
    Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 17:08

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