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SPS 2003 - Search in Document Workspaces

  Asked By: Ray    Date: Apr 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1485

I am trying to find out if there are any differences using site search in a
WSS site then using it in a document workspace. I have a user who is having a
problem getting back search results for text embedded in word documents that are
being stored in a document workspace. When the search string is entered and
search is executed no results are returned. However, I can open any number of
word documents stored in this workspace and the text string being searched for
shows up on the 1st page of these documents.

We have a medium SPS 2003 server farm with a web/search server, index/job
server and database server. This document workspace is located in a sub site
below the top level site.

Any help or suggestions are appreciated.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Michelle White     Answered On: Apr 22

document  workspace in SPS 2003 is a WSS site by default and uses the
SQL full text search  capability for searching. Only the Portal uses the
Search and Indexing server. Having said that a document workspace is
built from the same configuration file as a Team Site, so there is no

If the user is searching from the Portal, then the site will only be
searched if the Document Workspace is added to a Search Content Source.
WSS sites are added automatically if they are created through the Sites
Area of the Portal. Since a Document Workspace isn't created that way
you need to configure a content source that points to that location

If the user isn't searching from the Portal they will only get content
hits for a Document Workspace when searching inside the workspace. WSS
search defaults to only searching the current site. This was one of the
problems fixed in SharePoint 2007.

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