Enable query logging (SharePoint Server 2010)
Published: May 29, 2010
Enable query logging
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 search collects information about user search queries and search results that users select on their computers. SharePoint Server uses this information to improve the relevancy of search results and to improve query suggestions. Members of the Farm Administrators group or an administrator of the Search service application can also create reports based on this information. Use this procedure to enable query logging.
To enable query logging
Verify that the user account performing this procedure is an administrator for the Search service application.
Open SharePoint 2010 Central Administration.
In the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.
On the Manage Service Applications page, click the Search service application for which you want to configure query logging.
On the Search Administration page, in the System Status section, locate Query logging.
The Query logging status displays as OffEnable or OnDisable.
By default, query logging is turned Off. Click Enable to turn on query logging.
The option is set and no other actions are necessary. User search queries and user selected results will now be logged. You can now create reports based on this logged information.