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Full-Text Search Setup for WSS

  Asked By: Ganesh    Date: Mar 27    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2375

I have verified that full-text indexing was installed with the SQL Server
install for our database server. We have a medium server farm being used for SPS
2003. My question is does the full-text catalaog get populated automatically by
SharePoint when full-text serach is enabled in SharePoint? Or does the catalog
have to be built manually using SQL Server Enterprise Manager? I can see that
the catalogs exist and currently have no data.

The setup we employed includes multiple portal sites not using Shared Services.

Thanks in advance for any help.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Dante Parsons     Answered On: Mar 27

From the Administrator's Guide:

When you enable full-text  search in Windows SharePoint Services, a new, empty
catalog is created by default and named ix_databasename. Content is added to
this catalog as it is added to your new Web site. Aside from enabling and
disabling full-text search, any search  management or monitoring must be done
from within SQL Server 2000 with the SQL Server administration tools. For more
information about managing full-text search in SQL Server 2000, see
"Administering Full-Text Features Using SQL Enterprise Manager" in the SQL
Server Books Online system.

Answer #2    Answered By: Luke Davis     Answered On: Mar 27

You can certainly automate the catalog rebuilding process by right clikcing your
Full Text Catalog >> Properties >> Schedules tab.

This will perform either incremental population / Full Population as scheduled.

Make sure you select the Enabled Check box to True to enable this catalog.

Click on Refresh button on Status tab to see the newly added Items' count or
unique key count.

This dialog box also allows you to see how many tables are part include in this
catalog for full-text  indexing.

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