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  Asked By: Bradley    Date: May 14    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 619

When doing a search on all sources, at the portal level...does that
mean it goes through EVERYTHING to try to find a match? Like not
just the portal level stuff, but WSS sites, too? I've been seeing
cases where it sometimes finds both portal and site documents, but
not all the time.

and just as an FYI, I have info on our server setup...we're a company
of 200+ employees, and we're mainly going to use just one portal and
many sites within for our departments...here's the hardware info:

1 Web Server
1 Index Server
1 SQL Server



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Allison Stewart     Answered On: May 14

Assuming everything is setup  correctly, yes. All Sources should return matches
from everything being indexed - portal  and WSS sites  as well as anything else
added as a content source from the administration interface.

Answer #2    Answered By: Emmett Hyde     Answered On: May 14

Got another search  question (most of my questions have been geared
toward this subject since I'm basically the lead for it on our
project team)...I have a colleague who has a portal  on his laptop,
and his problem is that from the portal, he cannot get documents  in
some of his WSS sites  (well at least one site  in particular) to show
up in search results. I've narrowed some things down through the
process of elimination, such as:

-he is listed as a user on these sites
-WSS search is working (SQL search though its kinda irrelevant)
-the sites are in the Manage Crawls of Site Directory page
(under "Approved Sites")
-MSSearch is running

I feel kinda dumb for not being able to figure this out, as I've
been uncovering things left and right about SharePoint's search
functionality since I started working with it, and I am sure I've
had this similar problem before...

Answer #3    Answered By: Michelle White     Answered On: May 14

What type of documents  are they, where are the matches located (e.g. file name,
contents, ?), and are the searches exact or partial word?

Answer #4    Answered By: Sheena Ray     Answered On: May 14

i think u should check ur search  settings at central
administration page at sharepoint server  and also from
the portal  from change settings link on the portal's
mnain page, and yeah bryan is right, what type of file
r u searching for, i mean rar, doc, pdf or wat ???? u
need to do the file settings for certain files type as
well, and yeah search settings r very important as
well, do look dere as well

Answer #5    Answered By: Jaime Weaver     Answered On: May 14

Anyone know how to create a search  scope for a particular doc library or
list in the area level?

Answer #6    Answered By: Anibal Baird     Answered On: May 14

There are a couple ways to do it; however, this blog
blogs.inetium.com/.../86.aspx may
provide you insight into a way that I have used. Once you add it (the
library) as a separate content source, you can create a scope
specifically for that content source.

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