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Content Sources v1.0

  Asked By: Viral    Date: Feb 04    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1007

Under the Content Sources folder, there are two default content sources
that are present when a workspace is created. One is called the same
name as the workspace and the other is called workspace applications.
Can somebody please explain the difference between these two? I'm trying
to set up a schedule for the incremental and full updates, which one
should I use to set this up?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Linsey Bauer     Answered On: Feb 04

There are 2 directory structures per workspace. The first one is the dir
structure you are accustomed to seeing when we talk SPS. The second is a
set of WSS folders located in the same workspace  but are not "part" of
SPS meaning there is no workflow hooks that all the SPS folders have.
You are free to use this dir structure as you please. It becomes more
noticeable when you use the WSS Explorer tool. I have not used them in
any app I have done. Most developers probably do not know it is there.
SPS has a content  source pointing to the workspace applications  area
incase you place a doc in it. I would not change the content crawl
schedule, there are no docs in it unless you start to use it and
therefore there is nothing to crawl.

Answer #2    Answered By: Ivy Salinas     Answered On: Feb 04

I use them in this way: I assigned a content  source name to the content
source that is actually named my workspace  name.

This enables me to have a dropdown on the search web part that applies
only to the document library in the workspace. Say my server name is
"HAPPY" and I have some other file-servers that I index called  "GRUMPY",
"DOPEY" and "SLEEPY". Sometimes users just want to search the documents
stored on the Sharepoint server only so they select HAPPY from the

I actually took it a step further and re-wrote some of the code for the
search web part and made it so that the servername was the default  entry
<selected> in the dropdown, so if the user just started typing away in
the search box, by default it would only search the content stored in
the document library. They would have to manually change it to "This
site" if they wanted to search the other content -- this was mainly
because the other content sources  were the old unstructured data for the

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