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Configure a Crawl Schedule for Enterprise Search Content Source in SharePoint 2010 using powershell

By Vijai Anand on January 26, 2011
In this article we will be seeing how to configure a crawl schedule for enterprise search content source in SharePoint 2010 using C#.
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In this article we will be seeing how to configure a crawl schedule for enterprise search content source in SharePoint 2010 using C#.

In the Search service application, you can schedule a full or incremental crawl of a content source. There are four types of Schedules:

  • DailySchedule - Used to specify the number of days between crawls.
  • WeeklySchedule - Used to specify the number of weeks between crawls.
  • MonthlyDateSchedule - Used to specify the days of the month and months of the year when the crawl should occur.
  • MonthlyDayOfWeekSchedule - Used to specify the days of the month, the weeks of the month, and the months of the year when the crawl should occur.

Through UI:

  • Go to Central Administration => Application Management => Manage service applications => Search Service Application.
  • In the Navigation go to Crawling => Content Sources.
  • You could be able to see the content sources.
  • I am going to edit the content source "Local SharePoint sites" and schedule the crawl.
  • Go to ECB menu of Local SharePoint Sites =>Edit.

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  • You could see "Crawl schedule section" where you could schedule the Full Crawl and Incremental Crawl.

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Powershell script:

  • Open SharePoint 2010 Management Shell as an administrator.
  • Run the following script.

    $ssaName="Search Service Application"
    $context=[Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchContext]::GetContext($ssaName)


    $daily=New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.DailySchedule($context)
    $daily.BeginDay="25"
    $daily.BeginMonth = "1"
    $daily.BeginYear = "2010"
    $daily.StartHour = "2"
    $daily.StartMinute = "30"
    $daily.DaysInterval = "1"


    $weekly=New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.WeeklySchedule($context)
    $weekly.BeginDay="25"
    $weekly.BeginMonth = "1"
    $weekly.BeginYear = "2010"
    $weekly.StartHour = "23"
    $weekly.StartMinute = "15"
    $weekly.WeeksInterval = "1"


    $contentsource = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlContentSource -SearchApplication $ssaName -Identity "Local SharePoint Sites"

    $contentsource.IncrementalCrawlSchedule=$daily
    $contentsource.FullCrawlSchedule=$weekly
    $contentsource.Update()

     
  • You could see the Full Crawl and Incremental Crawl has been scheduled successfully which is also reflected in the UI.

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Vijai Anand

Vijai Anand has been working in IT industry for over 5 years. He holds Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Vijai write articles and blogs related to SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, Silv... Read more

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