Administer search in SharePoint Server

Summary: Learn how to manage the search schema and the search topology in SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2016.

The following articles provide information about how you operate and manage search in SharePoint Server.

The following articles about administering search in SharePoint Server are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.

Content Description
Manage the Search Center in SharePoint Server Learn about pages that are created in a Search Center site in SharePoint Server, and see articles about how to configure Web Parts.
Manage the search index in SharePoint Server 2016 Learn how to manage collection of content in the search index and retrieval from the search index.
Manage crawling in SharePoint Server Learn how to crawl content that you want users to be able to search for in SharePoint Server.
Manage search relevance in SharePoint Server Learn how you can configure settings to provide the most relevant search results.
Manage the search topology in SharePoint Server Learn how to manage search components to scale out the search topology in SharePoint Server.
View search diagnostics in SharePoint Server Learn about search and usage reports, query health reports, crawl health reports and the crawl log to analyze the health of the search system.
Enable search alerts in SharePoint Server Learn how to enable or disable search alerts.
Enable query logging in SharePoint Server Learn how to enable or disable query logging.
Export and import customized search configuration settings in SharePoint Server Learn how to import and export customized search configuration settings.