Index Housekeeping

In this chapter we will discuss a variety of topics that are of interest if you are using SharePoint Portal Server to search for data. This includes tasks such as index housekeeping, extending the list of searchable document formats, or setting up an enterprise environment with multiple SharePoint Portal Servers where dedicated content index servers will propagate the index.

Remember, the index is a kind of local database optimized for searching textual information. The actual information resides not only in SharePoint Portal Server, but also in external, remote repositories. This data originates from different document formats, such as HTML, Microsoft Word, or Microsoft PowerPoint—and for each of these formats a filter is ...

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