Configure hybrid Search for SharePoint Server 2013
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Online
Topic Last Modified: 2014-02-21
Summary: Configure a SharePoint hybrid environment so that user searches from the SharePoint Server 2013 Search Center or the SharePoint Online Search Center display results from both the SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online search indexes.
In a SharePoint hybrid environment that is composed of an on-premises deployment of SharePoint Server 2013 and an instance of Microsoft Office 365 - SharePoint Online. the SharePoint Server 2013 search index and the SharePoint Online search index typically contain different content. The SharePoint Server 2013 search index can contain crawled content from local SharePoint Server sites, file shares, and other sources. The SharePoint Online search index can contain crawled content only from SharePoint Online sites. SharePoint hybrid Search enables users to get and view search results from both indexes at the same time by performing a single search.
Watch a video about some of the main concepts behind hybrid SharePoint Search. (Length: 9 minutes 20 seconds)
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Configure a hybrid SharePoint environment so that user searches from the SharePoint Server 2013 enterprise Search Center display results from both the SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2013 search indexes.
Configure a hybrid SharePoint environment so that user searches from the SharePoint Online enterprise Search Center display results from both the SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online search indexes.
You can perform either or both of these configurations. If you do both, you can do either one first, and then do the other one.
Configuring a SharePoint hybrid Search solution takes place in the final phase of the SharePoint hybrid deployment process. Use the following table to find the procedures you'll have to follow before you can configure and deploy each possible Search solution.
|SharePoint hybrid Search solution||Prerequisite hybrid topology||Prerequisite procedures|
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