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Federated search in MOSS2007 Standard Edition ..

  Asked By: Ray    Date: Apr 11    Category: MOSS    Views: 1055

I am currently trying to search the data from external websites in my share
point site.

I am using the Standard edition of MOSS2007 and my Environment is Single
farm [1 wfe + 1 app + db server]?Can Standard Edition Will have the Federate
Search by default?

Can i need a separate Search Indexing Server for this Fedarated Search ? The
number of users who will use this search will be more than 30,000.

I am not able to see any Federate search Options in my Search administration
in the SSP. ?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Santana Osborn     Answered On: Apr 11

You need at least SharePoint service pack 2 installed for the additional
search functions. Also, you can simply add the external  sites as a content
source to have your existing indexer crawl them.

Answer #2    Answered By: David Brown     Answered On: Apr 11

Federated search  becomes available when you get to MOSS 2007 SP2 or later.
But are you sure you need federated  search? Federated search is used to
provide search results form other search engines in a web part next to the
SharePoint search results. MOSS 2007 can crawl and index external  websites
just like it crawls SharePoint content if you create another content type.
In that case the results are included in the SharePoint results set.

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