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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by The Microsoft SharePoint Community Experts, Bill English

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Crawling Different Types of Content

One challenge of using a common search engine across multiple platforms is that the type of data and access methods to that data change drastically from one platform to another. Let’s look at four common scenarios.

Desktop Search

Rightly or wrongly (depending on how you look at it), people tend to host their information on their desktop. And the desktop is only one of several locations where information can be saved. Frustrations often arise because people looking for their documents are unable find them because they can’t remember where they saved them. A strong desktop search engine that indexes content on the local hard drives is essential now in most environments.

Intranet Search

Information that is crawled ...

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