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

SharePoint 2007

Updated: September 11, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2008-09-11

ImportantImportant:

You must be a search services administrator to complete this procedure.

Use the following procedure to create a content source for any of the following content source types:

  • SharePoint sites

  • Web sites

  • File shares

  • Microsoft Exchange public folders

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

  1. 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 a name for the content source.

    NoteNote:

    Each content source name must be unique within the SSP in which it is created.

  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 (Office SharePoint Server).

  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.

    For more information about crawl schedules and full and incremental crawls, see Crawl content (Office SharePoint Server 2007).

  9. Click OK.

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

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