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Newly published content for Search Server 2008

Updated: January 16, 2012

Applies To: Microsoft Search Server 2008

Updated: 2012-01-16

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Updated the week of January 16, 2012

Determine hardware and software requirements (Search Server 2008)   Added information about requirements to run on SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

Published the week of May 2, 2011

End of License for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search and a new To the SharePoint blog post   Indicates that, in 2008, Microsoft Search Server 2008 replaced Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search. This article and blog post provide a list of alternative search solutions to install, and an alert that Service Pack 2 for SharePoint Products and Technologies should not be applied to servers that are running Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search.

Updated the week of January 31, 2011

Configure a dedicated front-end Web server for crawling (Search Server 2008)   Recommends that you not configure an index server as a dedicated front-end Web server for crawling because this configuration can degrade crawl performance.

Updated the week of November 30, 2009

Microsoft Search Server 2008 Technical Library in Compiled Help format (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6cf0f7b6-c0a7-48f8-977e-9bc76b97ff98&DisplayLang=en)   The entire library for Microsoft Search Server 2008 is now available as a downloadable .chm file. This download includes all content in the library as of November 30, 2009.

Updated the week of October 19, 2009

Configure Search Server to crawl Lotus Notes (Search Server 2008) and Prepare to crawl Lotus Notes (Search Server 2008)   These articles have been updated with a table containing updated Lotus Notes Client and Domino Server versions.

Updated the week of August 17, 2009

Move content databases between instances of SQL Server (Search Server 2008)   This article has been updated with a note explaining that if you have installed a software update that includes the Infrastructure Update, you must not run the Stsadm preparetomove operation.

Published the week of August 10, 2009

Plan server farm security (Search Server 2008)   This group of articles describes how to plan security hardening for server roles, plan for secure communication, and plan security hardening for an extranet. The articles include topology design checklists.

Choose the security environment (Search Server 2008)   The security guidance that is recommended for your organization depends on the environment. This article describes the following three security environments: internal team or department; external secure access; external anonymous access.

Plan environment-specific security (Search Server 2008)   This group of articles gives environment-specific security guidance that you can follow in addition to the security guidance given in "Plan server farm security". The articles cover the following Microsoft Search Server 2008 environments: internal team or department; external secure search; external anonymous access.

Plan for security roles (Search Server 2008)   This article describes the two-tier administration model in Search Server 2008 and the roles within each tier that you can use to help administer your solution.

Plan secure configurations for Search Server 2008 features   This article tabulates recommendations that can help you to manage Search Server 2008 features more securely.

Updated the week of August 10, 2009

Use crawl rules to determine what content gets crawled (Search Server 2008)   This article has been updated with information about how to use a global exclusion crawl rule, which applies regardless of the order in which it is listed.

Published the week of July 27, 2009

Best practices for search performance (Search Server 2008)   This article describes best practices that you can use to maintain a healthy and efficient search system. Topics include what to monitor, how to diagnose query bottlenecks, how to optimize SQL Server, and how to avoid bottlenecks caused by access control lists.

Published the week of July 20, 2009

Configure Web Part properties (Search Server 2008)   This article describes how to configure properties that are common across search Web Parts.

Configure properties for the Search High Confidence Results Web Part (Search Server 2008)   This article describes how you can use the Search High Confidence Results Web Part to display the results of many types of automatic searches.

Configure properties for the Search Box Web Part (Search Server 2008)   This article describes how you can edit the properties of the Search Box Web Part to change how the Web Part appears and responds to users.

Configure properties for the Search Core Results Web Part (Search Server 2008)   This article describes how to configure the Search Core Results Web Part to control how search results are displayed and to return the most relevant results based on keywords and property filters.

Updated the week of July 20, 2009

Helping users make successful queries (Search Server 2008)   This article has been updated with information about how to configure properties for search Web Parts and how to use two new Stsadm operations for results highlighting.

Deploy language packs (Search Server 2008)   This article has been updated to clarify procedures for deploying language packs.

Updated the week of July 13, 2009

White paper: Backing up Search Server 2008 by using System Center Data Protection Manager   This white paper has been updated to reflect updates to System Center Data Protection Manager Service Pack 1. As of Service Pack 1, Data Protection Manager supports backing up and restoring indexes without additional scripting.

Published the week of June 29, 2009

Using wildcard characters in property searches (Search Server 2008)   This article provides information that can help users make successful queries.

Updated the week of June 22, 2009

Back up a farm by using the Stsadm command-line tool (Search Server 2008)   This updated article contains a minor correction to Stsadm syntax.

Updated the week of June 8, 2009

Move all databases (Search Server 2008)   The syntax in this article has been corrected.

Published the week of June 1, 2009

Change the content index location for a query server (Search Server 2008)   This article describes how to change the location of the content index that is saved to the file system of a query server.

Configure all Web servers as query servers (Search Server 2008)   This article describes how to add the query server role to existing Web servers in a Search Server 2008 deployment.

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