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Recommendations to Improve Crawl Performance Post SPS Service Pack 2

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2, by default, will disable some features previously distributed in service pack 1; this article will key in on feaures specific to search and indexing recommendations to improve crawl performance post-service pack 2 and correct features disabled in service pack 2.

Prevent the indexer from enumerating local groups on WSS crawled content.

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftSPSSearchGathering Manager

3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

4. Type IgnoreWSSLocalGroups, and then press ENTER.

5. Right-click IgnoreWSSLocalGroups, and then click Modify.

6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

7. On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.

Enable single threaded filter extensions.

Add the WSSSingleThreadedFilterExtensions registry entry to the following registry subkey, and then specify the file name extensions that you want:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftSPSSearchGathering Manager

To do this, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftSPSSearchGathering Manager

3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click String Value.

4. Type WSSSingleThreadedFilterExtensions, and then press ENTER.

5. Right-click WSSSingleThreadedFilterExtensions, and then click Modify.

6. In the Value data box, type the file name extensions that you want. The following are two things to consider when you type file name extensions:

7. Do not use a period character (.) before each file name extension that you type.

8. Separate each file name extension with a semicolon character (;).

For example, if you want to use the single-threaded filter for .jpg files, for .pdf files, and for .gif files, type the following line in the Value data box:

jpg;pdf;gif

1. Click OK, and then click Exit on the File menu to quit Registry Editor.

2. Restart the Microsoft SharePointPS Search service. To do this, follow these steps:

3. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

4. Stop the Microsoft SharePointPS Search service. To do this, type net stop sharepointpssearch at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

5. Start the Microsoft SharePointPS Search service. To do this, type net start sharepointpssearch at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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