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  Asked By: Bahadur    Date: Jun 21    Category: MOSS    Views: 822

We are currently using MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0. We have the enterprise

What is the purpose of SharePoint Search Server 2008? What comes with
the enterprise license. Is there any value is adding Search Server 2008?
Sitting here reading all of this stuff, I think I have confused myself.

Also with Keywords and Best Bets, do you do that at the site collection
or at the portal (home) site sitting. How does the location where you
create the key word effect the search results. If I crate it at
http://portal or create it at http://portal/sites/hr will I get
different results if I am pointing to the same location.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mohini Tiwari     Answered On: Jun 21

Search Server 2008 is a separate product that is essentially WSS + the
Search features from MOSS. MOSS Enterprise includes all the features of
Search Server as long as you are running either SP1 + the Infrastructure
Update or SP2.

Answer #2    Answered By: Natasha Bennett     Answered On: Jun 21

Search Server 2008 EXPRESS is a separate (FREE) product that is essentially WSS
+ the search  features from MOSS.

Search Server 2008 is a separate (PURCHASED)product that adds additional
functionality to moss  search like Federated queries.


Answer #3    Answered By: Angel Matthews     Answered On: Jun 21

Not exactly - MOSS + Infrastructure Update (or SP2) has all of the
features that Search Server 2008 does - it does not add anything to MOSS
unless you are talking about SP1 or older. Your breakdown of the
difference is correct otherwise.

Answer #4    Answered By: Ravindra Salvi     Answered On: Jun 21

You are right. I forgot that functionality had been included in SP2.
Most of the stuff I've been working on is still at the SP1 level, so to get the
added benefits like federated searches we've had to install search  Server 2008.

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