This section covers some of the Central Administration links that deal with administrating Search at the farm level. Within Central Administration, on the Application Management page, there is a single link, Manage Search Service, to manage farm-wide settings for Search. When you click this link, you’re presented with the page shown in Figure 17-1.
Figure 17-1. Upper portion of the Manage Search Service page
You’ll note that on this page, there are three main sections:
Farm-Level Search Settings
Query And Index Servers
Shared Services Providers With Search Enabled (not shown in Figure 17-1)
Let’s discuss each section ...