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Editing noise word files

  Asked By: Uma    Date: Apr 25    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 8190

I'd like to edit my noise files to include my company name and a few other

When I search for "noiseenu.txt", I find files in four locations. This is on a
single MOSS 07 box:

1. \Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data\Config
2. \Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data\Office Server\Config
3. \Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data\Applications\[GUID]\Config
4. \Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data\Office

I assume I need to make changes to all four files. Also, I plan on adding two
more WFEs in the future...will any of these be propagated automatically, or will
I need to do it manually?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Rahul Sharma     Answered On: Apr 25

You only need to edit  them on your Index server. If you move the Index
role, that box  will need the changes.

Answer #2    Answered By: Jagjit Phutane     Answered On: Apr 25

I understand the index server requirement, but I'm unclear on why I
have four versions of noiseenu.txt.

"By default, noise  word files  are created and stored in the following
location on the query server: Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Noise word  files from that default location are copied to the following folder
location for
each instance of the Microsoft search  service that exists on the query server:
Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Servers\12.0\Data\Applications\\<Application UID>\Config,
where <Application UID> is the GUID associated with each instance of the Search
service. "

Do I have these four because I have index and query roles on the same box? I.e.
the original/default, the one copied when the SSP was first configured, the one
created when the query role came online, and the fourth I don't know...does it
apply to WSS search?

Back to my original question: is my assumption correct that I need to modify all
noiseenu.txt files, wherever I may find  them?

Answer #3    Answered By: Janak Jadeja     Answered On: Apr 25

I suspect you have implemented search  Server in your SharePoint
environment. I think the two extra directories that start with the path of
\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data\Office Server\ are added to
the server when Search Server is installed. The Core Admin class you took only
deals with the base MOSS install. So if you have implemented Search Server than
\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data\Office Server\Config\ is now
the equivalent of \Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data\Config\ in a
pre-search server environment. The Applications directory is also duplicated
under the ...\Office Server\.. subdirectory.

Answer #4    Answered By: Jude Alston     Answered On: Apr 25

I did some further looking and it looks like I have no idea what I am talking

Check out the following BLOG from the search  Team:


If I read this correctly the ...\Office Server\... paths are there if the server
is a Query server and the other two paths are on the Index server. If your
Index server is or was the Query server than it will have all four paths. The
BLOG gives directions on exactly what to edit.

Answer #5    Answered By: Araceli Eaton     Answered On: Apr 25

This seems to be a very helpful blog post
and I will spend some time understanding it.

It seems that the rule of thumb, regardless of how many noiseenu.txt files  I
find, is to make sure that any changes are made to all of them, whether on one
server (my current setup) or multiple WFEs (coming soon).

Answer #6    Answered By: Nisarg Kapadia     Answered On: Apr 25

There's two for each language, in your case English. One for Enlish
overall, EN, and one for the US locale, ENU. There's two. Since the ENU
version has all the same words in it as the EN one, I can only assume
they don't roll up. I suppose the EN one only is in case a locale isn't
define. You have two more versions because the defaults are copied to
your SSP when it's created. You have two (EN and ENU) in the default
directory and you have two more (copies of EN and ENU) in the SSP
specific folder. That gives you four total.

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