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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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Checking for Errors While Indexing

There are numerous reasons why SharePoint Portal Server may not be able to index a certain document. The most common problems are

  • Insufficient privileges to access a page. This may occur on sites where particular URLs are password-protected.

  • Network or remote server problems that make it impossible to access the site.

  • “Broken” links included on a Web page.

  • SharePoint Portal Server Site Path rules that exclude a particular URL.

  • The file type that is associated with the URL is not supported by SharePoint Portal Server.

  • URLs that include query parameters. Query parameters are appended to the URL following a question mark (?). Each parameter is separated by an ampersand (&). You will see these constructs typically with ...

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