Provision Enterprise Search Services

Enterprise Search Services for SharePoint 2010 has many parts that need to be configured. In the following sections, we will break down a PowerShell script piece by piece. This example will focus on a single server to help explain how each of the cmdlets works. We will provide a more robust example online that will use an XML configuration file to provision Enterprise Search Services on multiple servers.

Prior to diving into the first set of cmdlets, we need to set a number of variables, mainly our Service Application name and the various servers. While we are provisioning on only a single server, it is still important to have each component reference the server separately; therefore, we will set variables ...

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