Manage crawling in SharePoint Server

Summary: Learn how to crawl content that you want users to be able to search for in SharePoint Server.

The following articles provide information about how to manage crawling in SharePoint Server.

Content Description
Best practices for crawling in SharePoint Server Learn how to manage crawls effectively.
Add, edit, or delete a content source in SharePoint Server Learn how to create a content source to specify what type of content to crawl, schedules for crawling, start addresses, and crawl priority.
Change the default account for crawling in SharePoint Server Change the user name or password of the account that the Search service uses by default for crawling.
Start, pause, resume, or stop a crawl in SharePoint Server Learn how to start, pause, resume or stop a full or incremental crawl of a content source.
Manage continuous crawls in SharePoint Server Learn how to enable continuous crawls of SharePoint content to help keep the search index and search results as fresh as possible.
Manage crawl rules in SharePoint Server Learn how to specify a content access account, create crawl rules to include or exclude directories, and prioritize crawl rules.
Configure and use the Exchange connector for SharePoint Server Learn how to create a crawl rule and add a content source to crawl Exchange Server public folders.
Configure and use the Documentum connector in SharePoint Server Learn how to install and configure the Microsoft SharePoint Indexing Connector for Documentum.
Configure and use the Lotus Notes connector for SharePoint Server Learn about the administrative roles, required software, user accounts, and processes that are required to install and operate the Lotus Notes Client and the Lotus Notes Connector to work with SharePoint Server search.
Configure time-out values for crawler connections in SharePoint Server Change how long the SharePoint search crawler will wait for a connection to a content repository or for a response to a connection attempt.
Configure the crawler in case of SSL certificate warnings in SharePoint Server Specify whether a SharePoint crawler will crawl a site if there is a problem with the site's Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate.
Configure proxy server settings for Search in SharePoint Server Specify a proxy server to send requests to crawl content or query federated content repositories.

See also

Search in SharePoint Server 2016