A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013 - Book by Saifullah Shafiq

Thursday, December 22, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Search: Crawl content

After SharePoint 2010 has been installed, you may want to configure its search. SharePoint's search engine technology is regarded as one of the world's best technologies. By default, search service application is started. If you have created any content in SharePoint sites, try searching something in the sites, search will find nothing. This is because content has not been crawled yet. To index content, do following:

1. Go to Central Administration.
2. Click General Application Settings.
3. Click Farm Search Administration.
4. Click Search Service Application.
5. In the left side menu, under Crawling, click Content Sources.
6. In the content sources, you will find Local SharePoint sites. Hover mouse over it, a drop down will appear. Open drop down and select Start Full Crawl. The crawl time will depend on the size of content you have in your sites. If it's a new site, it will take approx. 2 - 3 minutes to complete the crawl. When the crawling has finished. Go back to your site and search for something and this time search will show you results. So you have accomplished your first goal, you have indexed content.