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Content sources that require additional configuration (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010

Published: June 17, 2010

Through the FAST Search Content Search Service Application, the indexing connectors integrated in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 can crawl content by using the following indexing connector protocols:

  • bcs

  • bcs2

  • file

  • https

  • http

  • notes

  • rb

  • rbs

  • sps

  • sps3

  • sps3s

  • spss

  • sts

  • sts2

  • sts2s

  • sts3

  • sts3s

  • sts4

  • sts4s

For other types of content, a separate connector is required. SharePoint Server 2010 comes with two indexing connectors: Lotus Notes connector and Exchange connector. You can get other connectors from third-party vendors. If there is no connector for a protocol, you can create custom connectors by using Microsoft SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

Content sources that require additional configuration

The following sections provide an overview of the content sources that require additional configuration in order to be able to crawl that content type. The additional configuration procedures needed to crawl these content types are explained in the topics that are linked to at the end of each overview section.

Business Intelligence content

Important Important:

The Microsoft Business Intelligence Indexing Connector free download was removed from the download site. Customers who have downloaded the Business Intelligence Indexing Connector as of March 2011 will continue to be supported as per standard support procedures. However, Business Intelligence Indexing Connector will not be tested or supported for SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1.

The Microsoft Business Intelligence Indexing Connector improves search capabilities for Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports and their underlying data sources. The searchable business intelligence assets include .xlsx and .xlsm documents, which are natively created by Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Excel 2010. PowerPivot and SQL Server Reporting Services files are also searchable. For more information about how to plan for, install and configure the Business Intelligence Indexing Connector: Configure and use the Business Intelligence Indexing Connector (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint).

Documentum content

The Indexing Connector for Documentum enables SharePoint Server 2010, through the FAST Search Content SSA, to crawl content that is stored in the EMC Documentum system. For more information about how to install and configure the Indexing Connector for Documentum, see Configure and use the Documentum connector (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint).

Exchange content

The Exchange connector enables SharePoint Server 2010, through the FAST Search Content SSA, to crawl Microsoft Exchange Server data. The Exchange connector comes installed as part of the default SharePoint Server 2010 installation and requires only configuration to use. For more information about how to configure the Exchange connector, see Configure and use the Exchange connector (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint).

Lotus Notes content

The Lotus Notes connector enables SharePoint Server 2010, through the FAST Search Content SSA, to crawl Lotus Notes Domino Server data. The Lotus Notes connector comes installed as part of the default SharePoint Server 2010 installation and requires only configuration to use. For more information about how to configure the Lotus Notes connector, see Configure and use the Lotus Notes connector (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint).

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