Reset crawled content (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Resetting crawled content deletes the content index and the property store. After a reset, search results will not be available until after crawls are run.


Resetting crawled content has serious implications.

  1. Open the administration page for the Shared Services Provider (SSP).

    To open the administration page for the SSP, do the following:

    1. On the top navigation bar, click Application Management.

    2. On the Application Management page, in the Office SharePoint Server Shared Services section, click Create or configure this farm’s shared services.

    3. On the Manage this Farm’s Shared Services page, click the SSP whose administration page you want to open.

  2. On the Shared Services Administration Home page, in the Search section, click Search settings.

  3. On the Configure Search Settings page, in the Crawl Settings section, click Reset all crawled content.

  4. On the Reset Crawled Content page, the Deactivate search alerts during reset check box is selected by default. This option prevents users who have search alerts configured from being sent unnecessary e-mail due to the crawled content reset. Clear this check box if you do not want to disable alerts during the reset.

  5. Click Reset Now.

  6. In the message box confirming that you want to reset the search content index, click OK.