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Reg Searching external Docs...

  Asked By: Rey    Date: Mar 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 709

I m working with Sharepoint Server 2003, I had a
issue while i m adding the documents to the Portal...

I want to add the a 1000 of webpages(Tutorials) to the Portal...To
hardly implementing thru Document Library is a tedious Process... SO i
need a solution where i can just map the Location of the Documents..
Those Docments contains mostly of HTML pages... I dont know where to
store those pages and how to link it to Portal. Also i need to Perform
search option within those Docs...

Is it Possible to perform Portal search for the Documents which is
stored outside the Portal..
Eg: If i store those Docs in C:\Anbu\Tech_Ref

how to configure search to perform search within the "Tech_Ref" Folder.

Ur Suggestions will be helpfull to me...



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Mar 02

Yes it is possible to crawl content outside SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

Go to 'Site Settings' from your portal home page
Scroll down and click 'Configure Search and Indexing' under 'Search Settings and Indexed Content'.
Scroll down and under 'Other Content Sources' click 'Add content source'
Choose 'File Share' from the radio buttons and click 'Next'
In the address box, enter the UNC path to the folder that you wish to index. *** Remember, your users will need to be able to access the indexed content when it is returned from a search, the address must be a network path accessible from client computers, i.e. your local machine path "c:\xyz\Tech_Ref" will not do - you must share this folder or relocate its contents to an existing network share.
Choose the scope of the search (this folder only or folder and sub-folders)
Choose a Source Group and click 'Finish'
Choose and update (crawl) schedule, select to start a full crawl and then click 'OK'

Answer #2    Answered By: Chantal Rosa     Answered On: Mar 02

Thanks for ur valuable help. Now i m able to crawl
outside documents in portal search.

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