Configure default content access account (Office SharePoint Server)

SharePoint 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2008-01-22

The default content access account is the account used to crawl content. This account can be overridden by specifying a different account by using a crawl rule. (For more information about crawl rules, see Manage crawl rules (Office SharePoint Server). The account used to crawl content must have the Read permission for the content that the account is crawling. It is a best practice to limit the account's access to the content to read-only.

  1. Open the administration page for the Shared Services Provider (SSP).

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

  3. On the Configure Search Settings page, in the Crawl Settings section, click Default content access account.

  4. On the Default Content Access Account page, in the Account box in the Default content access account section, type the domain and user name for the account (in the form domain\username).

  5. In the Password and Confirm Password boxes, type the password for the account.

  6. Click OK.