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Change the contact e-mail address (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

Updated: September 11, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2008-09-11

ImportantImportant:

You must be a farm administrator to complete this procedure.

Before Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 can crawl any content sources, you must provide the e-mail address of a contact person in your organization. This enables an external administrator to contact you in case a crawl is contributing to a problem such as performance degradation on a server that you are crawling.

The administrator of a server that you crawl can find the contact e-mail address in the server event logs. For example, if Office SharePoint Server 2007 is crawling Web-based content, the contact e-mail address appears in the Internet Information Services (IIS) logs on the crawled server.

To configure the contact e-mail address

Use this procedure to configure the contact e-mail address.

Configure the contact e-mail address

  1. Complete one of the following steps depending on the status of your installation.

    • If the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers is installed, in Central Administration, on the Quick Launch, in the Shared Services Administration group, click a shared service.

      On the Shared Services Administration page, in the Search section, click Search administration.

      On the Search Administration page, in the Crawling section, click Proxy and Timeouts. The Manage Farm-Level Search Settings page appears.

      Note

      For more information, see Description of the Microsoft Office Servers Infrastructure Update (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=121886).

    • If the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers is not installed, in Central Administration, on the Application Management tab, in the Search section, click Manage search service.

      On the Manage Search Service page, in the Farm-Level Search Settings section, click Farm-level search settings. The Manage Farm-Level Search Settings page appears.

  2. On the Manage Farm-Level Search Settings page, in the Contact E-mail Addresses section, type the e-mail address of the person in your organization whom external site administrators can contact if problems arise when their site is being crawled.

  3. Click OK.

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