Before exploring the search capabilities of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, first you must configure it. Begin by navigating to SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration and clicking on the link to Shared Services Administration, as illustrated in Figure 9-1.
Now that you have navigated to the Shared Services Administration page, click on the Search Settings link, as illustrated in Figure 9-2.
There are seven steps involved in configuring Search Settings. They are:
Add a content source.
Monitor the crawl status.
Map the properties.
Add a custom tab.
Add search pages.
Recrawl the content source.
Query the content source.
The following sections detail each step for you.
You first need to tell Enterprise Search where it should crawl for content. This is known as the content source.
After clicking the Search Settings link, you are presented with several choices. Click on Content Sources and Crawl Schedules to manage existing content sources or to add a new one, as illustrated in Figure 9-3.
The next step is to decide what content source you are going to pull from. To ...