Crawling and Indexing the Fileshare

About this task

After configuring your search collection for the fileshare that you want to be able to search, the next thing to do is to crawl that fileshare and create an index of its contents. This is done using the Overview tab for your Search Collection.


  1. Click that tab to proceed.

    A screen like the one shown in Figure 1 displays.

    Figure 1. The Search Collection Overview Tab
  2. Click start to begin crawling the specified fileshare.

    A Starting the Crawl status screen displays as the crawling and indexing phase begins.

    Once the crawl starts, your screen should look much like that shown in Figure 2.

    Figure 2. The Overview Tab During Crawling and Indexing


To proceed with this tutorial, click Testing Your Search Collection.