9.2. Planning Search
Planning SharePoint search is one of the more complex tasks involved in establishing and setting up a SharePoint service and is composed of multiple feature configurations. Elements in planning search include crawling, content sources, farm-level search settings, and the end user search experience.
9.2.1. Planning Content Crawling
SharePoint Server 2007 search is the first version of SharePoint that includes the ability to crawl and index content on external sources such as outside SharePoint server farms, outside websites, business information sources, file shares, and so on. One way that SharePoint Server 2007 is different from previous versions is that the service used for crawling and indexing content is part of an ...