SearchServiceCollection Class

The SearchServiceCollection class represents a collection of SearchService objects in in the topology of a server farm.






Public Methods

The following table shows the public methods of the SearchServiceCollection class and a brief description of each.

Name Description
Add(Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.Topology.SearchService) Adds a SearchService object to the topology.

Public Properties

The following table shows the properties of the SearchServiceCollection class, the data type of each property, and a brief description of each.

Name Data type Description
Item(System.Guid) Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.Topology.SearchService Gets a SearchService 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.


Use the SearchServiceCollection class to manage the SearchService objects in the topology of a server farm. A SearchServiceCollection object corresponds to the list of SearchService objects in the Services table of the configuration database. SearchService objects are distinguished from other services and components listed in the Services table by the GUID value of the SearchService.ServiceClass public field ({D5CB65E0-6AD4-410F-A841-8DAC29BC93CF}) in the ClassID column.

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