Managing Catalogs

The Indexing Service stores all the information you’re indexing in catalogs. Catalogs contain the extracted contents from the main body of documents as well as metadata that describes the document and its properties. During the catalog creation process you specify which Web site you want to associate the catalog with. Once you create a catalog for a Web site, users can search it using a Web-based query form.

The Indexing Service automatically maintains catalogs, and they’re updated through the scan and merge processes. You can control catalogs manually as well by starting, stopping, or pausing the update monitor for the catalog. You can also force the Indexing Service to merge separate indexes into the master to improve the Indexing ...

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