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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Adding a host distribution rule

One of the configuration items that an administrator has more control over is the ability to dedicate a host address to a specific crawl database. A crawl database contains data related to the location of content sources and crawl schedules. It may be a benefit to the user base that certain content is indexed more frequently in order to be fresher.

This is done through host distribution rules. A database can be dedicated to a server (or host).

In this recipe, we will create a host distribution rule.

Getting ready

You must have farm-level administrative permissions to the Central Administration site.

There must be at least two crawl databases. Create the second crawl database as shown in the previous recipe, except checking ...

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