SearchService Class

TheSearchService class represents an instance of the Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server Search (SharePointPSSearch) service that provides searching in the topology of a server farm. The SharePoint PS Search service creates full-text content indexes and provides searching over portal sites and external content.




Public Constructors

The following table shows the constructors of the SearchService class and a brief description of each.

Name Description
SearchService Initializes a new instance of the SearchService class based on the Server object.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are safe for multithreaded operations. Instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


The public constant ServiceClass defined in the SearchService class contains the GUID value that distinguishes a SearchService from other Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server services.

To use the properties and methods of the objects in the Topology namespace you must be a member of the local STS_WPG and SPS_WPG security groups, and a member of the db_owner database role for the configuration database.

In addition, for certain methods, such as those that create a portal site, you must be a member of the local Administrators group, and have membership in the Database Creators and Security Administrators server roles in the SQL Server instance that hosts the configuration database.


Namespace: Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.Topology

Platforms: Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Assembly: Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal (in Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.dll)

Security: Code Access Security