Add content sources (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: April 16, 2009

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2009-04-10

A content source is a set of rules that tells the crawler where it can find content, how to access the content, and how to behave when it is crawling the content. The settings that you specify apply to the entire content source. A content source includes a set of addresses that connect the indexing engine to the content that you want to crawl. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 can support up to 500 content sources per Shared Services Provider (SSP), and each content source can contain up to 500 start addresses. To keep administration as simple as possible, you should create only as many content sources as you absolutely need.