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Search Environment Planning for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

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  • Version: 1
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

This model describes primary architecture design decisions for search environments.

  • This enterprise search model steps you through design decisions based on where users and content are located and presents four different designs for geographically dispersed deployments.


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Search Model 2 of 4 - Search Environment Planning.pdf54cf8a4375bb232d71fe1b592c00a6fd7eee8cbf459 KB
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System Requirements

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

  • To edit the Visio version of the model, you must have Microsoft Office Visio 2007. You can also use Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Visio 2007 Viewer to view the model.
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    To view the XPS version of the model, you must have Windows Vista, Windows XP with .NET Framework 3.0, or XPS Essentials Pack.

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