Thursday, April 10, 2008

Configuring Search for SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007

  1. Open up the MOSS administration site.
  2. Open up the Shared Services Administration site.
  3. In the Search section, click on Search Settings.
  4. Click on "Default content access account".
  5. Change the account and password to match an account that has access to ALL of the sites and its content.
  6. Click on OK.
  7. Click on Crawl Rules.
  8. If no crawl rules are defined, define them by adding them.
  9. Click on New Crawl Rule.
  10. Enter the full path to the base site collection in the Path field. Append an asterisk (*) at the end of the URL to indicate searching all subsites of this URL.
  11. Select the "Include all items in this path" option.
  12. Click on OK.
  13. Click on "Content sources and crawl schedules".
  14. Click on "Local Office SharePoint Server sites".
  15. In the Crawl Schedules section, click on the Create schedule link under the Full Crawl drop-down list.
  16. Set the options, then click on OK.

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