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Crawl the user profile store (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010
 

Applies to: FAST Search Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-12-03

After you have followed the instructions in Configure people search (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint), you can crawl the user profile store by adding a content source for people to the FAST Search Query Search Service Application.

Before you crawl the profile store, we recommend that you ensure that the user account that is assigned to the default content access account is an administrator for the User Profile service application.

To add an administrator to the User Profile service application
  1. On the Manage Service Applications page, click the row that contains the User Profile service application, and then in the ribbon, click Administrators.

  2. In the Administrators for User Profile Service Application dialog box, in the To add an account… box, type the user account you want to add in the form of domain\user name.

  3. Click Add.

  4. In the Permissions list box, select the Full Control check box.

  5. Click OK.

Create a content source and crawl the profile store
  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is an administrator for the FAST Search Query Search Service Application.

  2. On the Home page of the Central Administration site, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.

  3. On the Manage Service Applications page, click the name of your FAST Search Query Search Service Application.

  4. On the Search Administration page, under Crawling, click Content sources.

  5. On the Manage Content Sources page, click New Content Source.

  6. On the Add Content Source page, in the Name section, type a name for this content source.

  7. In the Content Source Type section, ensure that SharePoint Sites is selected.

  8. In the Start Addresses section, type sps3://hostname, where host name is the host name of the server farm.

  9. In the Crawl Schedules section, optionally create schedules for full and incremental crawls.

  10. In the Start Full Crawl section select the Start full crawl of this content source check box, and then click OK.

Verify the crawl of the profile store
  1. On the Search Administration page of the FAST Search Query Search Service Application, in the Quick Launch, click Search Administration.

    noteNote
    We recommend that you view the crawl log to determine if any crawl errors occurred.
  2. Under Crawling, click Crawl log.

  3. In the Crawl History section, click the Refresh button to refresh the crawl status.

    After the crawl of the content source completes, verify that a zero is listed in the Errors column. If errors occurred, the number in the All Errors column will be greater than zero. In that case, click the number in the Errors column to view the crawl log for that content source. Otherwise, if no errors occurred, proceed to Optional steps.

    noteNote
    If the crawl log indicates that an authentication error occurred, you can resolve the problem by following the steps in To add an administrator to the User Profile service application or by authenticating the crawler by creating a crawl rule to use the account of an existing administrator of the User Profile service application. For information about creating a crawl rule, see Create a crawl rule.

The following procedure is optional.

If the account you assigned as the default content access account is not an administrator on the User Profile service application, we recommend that you create a crawl rule that the crawler can use to authenticate to the User Profile service application.

noteNote
This procedure is not necessary if you performed the steps shown in the To add an administrator to the User Profile service application section earlier in this article.
  1. On the Home page of the Central Administration Web site, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.

  2. On the Manage Service Applications page, click the name of your FAST Search Query Search Service Application.

  3. On the Search Administration page, under Crawling, click Crawl rules. The Manage Crawl Rules page appears.

  4. On the Manage Crawl Rules page, click New Crawl Rule.

  5. In the Path section, in the Path box, type the start address for the User Profile service application in the form sps3://hostname, where hostname is the host name of the server farm.

  6. In the Crawl Configuration section, select Include all items in this path.

  7. In the Specify Authentication section, select Specify a different content access account.

  8. In the Account box that appears, type the name of user account that is an administrator on the User Profile service application in the form domain\user name.

  9. Type the password in the Password and Confirm Password boxes.

  10. Click OK.

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