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Start a full crawl (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: September 11, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2008-09-11

Before you perform this procedure, we recommend that:

ImportantImportant:

You must be a shared services administrator to perform the following procedure.

When you perform a full crawl, all content specified by the content source you are crawling is crawled even if the content already exists in the index. To perform a full crawl, you must crawl the content defined in a particular content source individually. Note that using the Start all crawls link on the Manage Content Sources page results in all content sources being crawled using an incremental crawl, unless the system detects that a full crawl is required.

To start a full crawl of a particular content source

Use the following procedure to crawl content defined in a particular content source.

Crawl content defined in a particular content source

  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, on the Quick Launch, in the Crawling section, click Content sources.

      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 a shared service.

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

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

  2. On the Manage Content Sources page, point to the content source you want to crawl, click the arrow that appears, and then click Start Full Crawl on the menu that appears.

    NoteNote:

    The value in the Status column changes to Crawling Full for the content source you selected in this step. .

  3. Repeat step 2 for each content source for which you want to do a full crawl.

    NoteNote:

    The value in the Status column does not automatically change when the crawl is complete. To update the Status column, refresh the Manage Content Sources page by clicking Refresh on the toolbar.

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