Planning and architecture for Search Server 2010
Applies to: Search Server 2010
Topic Last Modified: 2011-07-11
The content in the planning and architecture section guides IT Pros in the development of conceptual, logical, and physical designs for configuring Microsoft Search Server 2010 or Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express features, servers, and topologies. This section also provides recommendations for system designs based on customer scenarios and includes information to help IT Pros design a highly reliable, consistently available, and scalable system.
In this section:
Gather information about the current search environment (Search Server 2010). The first step in the planning process is to gather information that helps you plan the search solution. This includes information about your organization, topology, current settings for search, and performance and usage reports.
Determine the enterprise search team and stakeholders (Search Server 2010). This article discusses the roles and stakeholders that you should include when you plan a search solution.
Hardware and software requirements (Search Server 2010). This article describes the minimum hardware and software requirements for installing and using Microsoft Search Server 2010 or Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express.
Administrative and service accounts required for initial deployment (Search Server 2010). This article provides information about the administrative and service accounts that are required when you install Search Server 2010 on the first computer in a server farm.
Estimate performance and capacity requirements for Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express. This article discusses capacity management and capacity planning for Search Server 2010 Express. The article provides test data and includes recommendations for how to determine the hardware and configuration that you need to deploy and optimize a similar environment.
Plan for crawling and federation (Search Server 2010). This article discusses how to plan whether to crawl or federate content, and how to plan the appropriate settings for crawling and federation.
Plan the topology for enterprise search (Search Server 2010). This article describes resources that can help you plan a topology for the search solution, including performance and capacity planning.
Plan search scopes (Search Server 2010). This article describes how to plan search scopes to help users narrow search results.
Plan metadata properties for search (Search Server 2010). This article describes how to plan metadata properties, which include crawled properties and managed properties, to provide refined search results for user queries.
Plan keywords, synonyms, and Best Bets (Search Server 2010). This article describes how to help users obtain more relevant search results by planning for keywords, synonyms, and Best Bets.