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About protocol handlers (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

Office 2007

Updated: April 16, 2009

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2009-04-16

The crawler uses protocol handlers to access content. When creating a content source, shared services administrators specify the protocol handler that the crawler will use when crawling the URLs specified in that content source. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides protocol handlers for all common Internet protocols. The following table shows the protocol handlers that are installed by default.

Protocol handler Used to crawl

Bdc

Business Data Catalog - Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise Edition only

Bdc2

Business Data Catalog URLs (internal protocol) - Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise Edition only

File

File shares

http

Web sites

https

Web sites over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

Notes

Lotus Notes databases

Rb

Exchange public folders

Rbs

Exchange public folders over SSL

Sps

People profile import from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 server farms

Sps3

People profile import from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 server farms only

Sps3s

People profile import from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 server farms only over SSL

Spsimport

People profile import

Spss

People profile import from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 server farms over SSL

Sts

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 root URLs (internal protocol)

Sts2

Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 sites

Sts2s

Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 sites over SSL

Sts3

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 sites

Sts3s

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 sites over SSL

NoteNote:

The notes:// protocol handler is installed, but not enabled, by default. For information about how to enable this protocol handler, see Configure Office SharePoint Server Search to crawl Lotus Notes (Office SharePoint Server 2007).

If you want to crawl content that does not have a protocol handler installed, you must install a third-party or custom protocol handler before you can crawl that content. Several third-party protocol handlers, with accompanying installation instructions, are available for Office SharePoint Server 2007. Check with the third-party manufacturer for instructions when you install third-party protocol handlers.

Crawling content from enterprise content management systems

Office SharePoint Server 2007 has protocol handlers that enable it to connect to and index content from other enterprise content management systems. Because the content is indexed into an Office SharePoint Server 2007 content index, users can search and get results from these content sources by using the SharePoint search user interface.

Enterprise Search Indexing Connector 2008 for EMC Documentum

The Microsoft Enterprise Search Indexing Connector 2008 for EMC Documentum includes a protocol handler that enables Office SharePoint Server 2007 to index content from EMC Documentum content sources. This connector also allows metadata to be indexed for advanced searches. Users can perform searches and review search results from the SharePoint search user interface.

For information about installing and administering this protocol handler, see the Microsoft Enterprise Search Indexing Connector for EMC Documentum Installation and Administration Guide. For information about system requirements and additional configuration considerations, see the Microsoft Enterprise Search Indexing Connector 2008 for EMC Documentum Release Notes. For information about known issues, see Microsoft Enterprise Search Indexing Connector 2008 for EMC Documentum Known Issues.

Enterprise Search Indexing Connector 2008 for IBM FileNet

The Enterprise Search Indexing Connector 2008 for IBM FileNet enables Microsoft enterprise search systems to index the contents of an IBM FileNet repository. Once indexed, this connector also allows IBM FileNet search results to be displayed for users from within the Microsoft enterprise search system. These capabilities are based on the connector’s ability to natively access the appropriate file formats, data structures and security implementation of the IBM FileNet document management system. This protocol handler also integrates metadata for advanced searches.

For information about installing and administering this protocol handler, see the Microsoft Enterprise Search Indexing Connector for IBM FileNet Installation and Administration Guide. For information about system requirements and additional configuration options, see the Microsoft Enterprise Search Indexing Connector 2008 for IBM FileNet Release Notes. For information about known issues, see Microsoft Enterprise Search Indexing Connector 2008 for IBM FileNet Known Issues.

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