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Search Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

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  • Version: 2
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  • Language: English

This model describes the physical and logical architecture components of the search system.

  • This model describes the logical and physical components of the crawl architecture and the query architecture for the search system in SharePoint Server 2010. The new components enable more redundancy within the server farm and each of the crawl components and query components can be scaled out separately based on the needs of the organization.


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Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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