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In my previous piece, I have demonstrated the process of deploying Microsoft Search Server 2008. To continue the process, we need to configure the search server. Below are the required and optional configurable items:

1. Required

 

Search Index Server

The server that will provide search indexing services.

Default Account for Services

Serves as the service account for the search service, the Help search service, and the Web application identity of the search administration site.

Search Center Account

It is used as the application pool account for the Search Center site.

Search Contact E-Mail

The e-mail address of the search server administrator.

Below is the illustration.

Required

2. Optional

 

Search Center Site

An option whether to create a Search Center site.

Index File Location

The path on the index server where the index will be located.

Search Services Administration Account

It is used for Web services, communication between services, and timer jobs in surrogate to the default account for services.

Database for Search Administrative Settings

The database used to store query logs and administrative settings associated with the search service.

Search Service Account

This is used as the log on identity of the Search Service surrogate to the default account for services.

Database for Search Service

The database used to store search-related data that frequently changes.

Help Search Service Account

It is used as the log on identity of the Help Search Service surrogate to the default account for services.

Database for the Help Search Service

The database used to store data for the service that indexes Help content.

SSL for Web Services

An option whether to use Secure Sockets Layer to help protect communications to and from servers using Web Services.

Below is the illustration.

Optional

Upon confirmation of the settings we have defined, the configuration process will proceed.

Configuring

After the configuration process, a Welcome to Microsoft Search Server 2008 page will be displayed.

Welcome

From the welcome page, we could now navigate to the Search Administration page.

Administration

Thank you very much.

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