Provisioning a search service application

The search service application handles the core functionality of search in SharePoint. In this recipe, we will provision a new search service application.

Tip

You can create multiple search service applications for a farm. This can be useful to segment indexed content for different web applications. For instance, the search service application used by a public-facing web application may be configured to index the content of the public-facing sites only, whereas a separate search service application used by an internal-facing web application may be configured to index all of the content on the farm.

How to do it…

Follow these steps to provision a search service application:

  1. Navigate to Central Administration ...

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