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Add a content source to crawl SharePoint sites, Web sites, file shares, or Microsoft Exchange Server public folders (Search Server 2008)

Search Server 2008

Updated: March 3, 2008

Applies To: Microsoft Search Server 2008

Updated: 2008-03-03

NoteNote:

Unless otherwise noted, the information in this article applies to both Microsoft Search Server 2008 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express.

ImportantImportant:

You must be a search services administrator to complete this procedure. For more information, see Add or remove a search services administrator (Search Server 2008).

Use the following procedure to create a content source for any of the following content source types in Microsoft Search Server 2008 or Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies:

  • SharePoint sites

  • Web sites

  • File shares

  • Microsoft Exchange Server public folders

Add content sources for SharePoint sites, Web sites, file shares, or Microsoft Exchange Server public folders

  1. In Central Administration, on the Application Management tab, in the Search section, click Manage search service.

  2. On the Search Administration page, under Crawling, click Content sources.

  3. On the Manage Content Sources page, click New Content Source.

  4. On the Add Content Source page, in the Name section, in the Name box, type a name for the content source.

  5. In the Content Source Type section, select the type of content you want to crawl by using this content source.

  6. In the Start Addresses section, in the Type start addresses below (one per line) box, type the URLs from which the search system should start crawling.

    NoteNote:

    For performance reasons, you cannot add the same start addresses to multiple content sources.

  7. In the Crawl Settings section, select the behavior for the type of content you selected.

    For more information about the behaviors that you can select for different content source types, see Limit or increase the quantity of content that is crawled (Search Server 2008).

  8. In the Crawl Schedules section, you can specify when to start full and incremental crawls:

    • You can create a full crawl schedule by clicking the Create Schedule link below the Full Crawl list.

    • You can create an incremental crawl schedule by clicking the Create Schedule link below the Incremental Crawl list.

  9. Click OK.

  10. Repeat steps 4 through 9 for any additional content sources you want to create.

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