SharePoint Search Configuration
A SharePoint tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom
SharePoint Search tutorial is applicable to SharePoint 2013 on premise, where
the search engine scheduling needs to be configured before the SharePoint
Search can be used.
(Office 365 SharePoint Online is pre-configured, and the Search settings cannot
In the demo below Peter Kalmstrom, CEO of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions
and Microsoft certified SharePoint specialist and trainer, shows how to configure
the SharePoint Search in SharePoint 2013 on premise and explains the different
Step by step
- On the server that is running your SharePoint Products, go to Start >Administrative
Tools >SharePoint Central Administration.
- In Central Administration, go to Manage Service Applications >Search
- Open the Content Sources.
- Open the pre-configured content source in edit mode by right clicking
and selecting Edit.
- Under Crawl Schedules, select the option you prefer. In the demo Peter
sets the schedule to continuous crawling of changes and a full crawling every
day at noon.
- Incremental crawls find all additions, remove most deletes and update
most of the security rules for items in the index.
- A full crawl finds all changes, but it takes a long time to run and it
cannot run in parallel with incremental crawls. After information architecture
changes, such as adding or changing content types, managed properties or
indexes, it is especially important to have a full crawl.
- Continuous crawls are similar to the incremental crawls but run faster,
update the index quicker and can be run in parallel with full crawls. Without
advanced configuration you will usually get a 15 minute freshness on your
index with this option.