View crawl logs (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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The crawl log contains the current status of every item in the content index.

  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 Crawl logs.

    On the Crawl Log page, on the left navigation bar, you can click either View by hostname, by which you can find the URLs that begin with a specific hostname and path, or View by URL, by which you can filter the crawl log.

  4. On the Crawl Log page, click the name of the host for which you want to view the crawl log.

    You can filter the list of hosts according to how their URLs begin by using the Find URLs that begin with box.

  5. The crawl log switches to View by URL and you can filter the results by using the filter settings.

    Filter settings

    • Find URLs that begin with the following hostname/path. For example, to view all links that start with http://office/docs, type office/docs (you may also include the protocol).

    • Show messages occurring later than section. Enter a date and time to display links crawled after that date and time.

    • Show messages occurring earlier than section. Enter a date and time to display links crawled before that date and time.

    • Content Sources list. Select a content source from the list to limit the links displayed to that content source.

    • Status Type list. Select either All (displays all crawled links), Success (shows successfully crawled links), Warning (shows links crawled but with a warning), or Error (displays links that have not been crawled because an error occurred).

    • Last Status Message list. The list for this option changes according to your selections. Select this option if you want to filter according to the last status message for the crawled content.

  6. After you configure the filter settings, click Filter.

  7. To visit a URL reported in the crawl log, click the URL. You may be asked for account credentials with the right to browse that URL.