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Configure searches to return blog post results (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

Office 2007

Updated: April 16, 2009

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2009-04-16

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 can crawl and index blog Web sites so that users’ queries include results from blog posts. By default, blogs that are in the default content source are automatically crawled and available for searches. Blog posts can also be added to existing Web site content sources. You can create a separate content source for the blogs you want to index. When creating a content source there is no option specifically labeled for blogs. Shared services administrators need only to select the Web Sites option when they create a content source for blogs.

ImportantImportant:

You must be a shared services administrator to perform this procedure.

To configure a search to return blog post results

Use this procedure to create a content source for Web sites that contain blogs.

Configure a search to return blog post results

  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 the Shared Services Provider (SSP).

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

      NoteNote:

      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 Quick Launch, in the Shared Services Administration group, click the SSP.

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

  2. On the Configure Search Settings page, in the Crawl settings section, click Content sources and crawl schedules.

  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 the name that you want to use for the content source.

  5. In the Content Source Type section, click Web Sites.

  6. In the Start Addresses section, in the Type start addresses below (one per line) box, type the URLs of the blog Web sites that you want the search system to crawl.

    NoteNote:

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

  7. In the Crawl Settings section, select the crawl behavior you want for this content source.

  8. In the Crawl Schedules section, specify when the crawler should perform full and incremental crawls of these sites

  9. Click OK.

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