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SharePoint 2010 – Create Crawl Schedule

Posted by Jean Paul on June 29, 2012

In this article we can explore how to create a crawl schedule for the Search.

Following are the steps involved:

1. Open Central Administration web site as shown below:


2. Click on the Manage service applications link as highlighted above:


3. Click on the Search Service Application as highlighted above:


4. Click on the Content Sources link as highlighted above:


5. Click on the Local SharePoint sites cell and in the page on the right side you can see the Crawl Schedules.


You can see two item: Full Crawl and Incremental Crawl

Full Crawl

To start with we have to use Full Crawl. This will be time consuming and provides the starting point for Incremental Crawls. Full Crawl replaces all existing crawl contents regardless they have changed or not.

Incremental Crawl

These are faster crawls as they crawl only modified crawls. A Full Crawl has to be performed previously to do the Incremental Crawl.

6. Use the Create Schedule link to create a new Crawl Schedule


7. Enter the details in the appearing dialog and click the OK button


8. Click the OK button on the page


You can see that the site is reflected with the new crawl schedule:




In this article we have seen how to create a crawl schedule.

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