Steps To Configure Search Service In SharePoint 2013 – Part One

Introduction

SharePoint 2013 provides a strong and capable search engine, which has two search engines "SharePoint Search" and "FAST Search" combined into one. SharePoint 2013 has ambitions to provide search across a wider range of content, like documents, videos, images, contents, etc. In this article, I will explain how to configure Search Service in SharePoint 2013.

In this article, we are going to see how to create Managed Accounts, create Search Service application, and configure Search Service application.

Step 1 Managed Accounts are required for a SharePoint Search Service

1. To do that, go to Central Administration page and click on "Security".


2. Click on "Configure managed accounts" under "General Security".


3. Click on "Register Managed Account" in Manage Accounts page.


4. Give username and password that you want to use as credentials for the Service Account in “Register Managed Account” page.


5. To manage password changes for this account, select the "Enable automatic password change" checkbox, configure the parameters for automatic password change, and click OK.

Step 2 Create Search service application

1. To do that, go to Central Administration page and click on "Application Management".


2. Click on "Manage service application" in here.


3. Click New -> Search Service Application in the ribbon of "Manage Service Applications" page.


4. Give a new name for the "Service Application" and select the "Managed Account" created in Step 1.


5. In the Application Pool for "Search Admin Web Service" section, select the "Create new application pool" option, and then give name in the “Application pool name" textbox. In the "Select a security account for this application pool" section, select the "Configurable" option, and select the account to run the application pool.


6. In the Application Pool for "Search Query and Site Settings" Web Service section, select the "Create new application pool" option, and then, give it a name in the “Application pool name" textbox. In the "Select a security account for this application pool" section, select the "Configurable" option, and select the account to run the application pool.


7. Click "OK" to create Search Service application.

Step 3 Configure Search Service application

1. To do that, go to Central Administration page and click on "Application Management".


2. Click on "Manage service application" in Application Management tab.


3. All the services will appear. Click on the "Search Service Application" that we created in step 2.


4. Click on "Administrator" in ribbon and add the admin information in the popup.


5. Click on the "Search Service Application" that we created in step 2. "Search Administrator" page will appear.


6. In the "System Status" section, click the link in the “Default content access account” row.


7. In dialog box, in "Account" textbox, type the account that you have created for content access in the form domain\user name and give "Password" and "Confirm Password". Click "OK".


8. In the "System Status" section, click the link in the “Contact e-mail address for crawls” row.


9. In dialog box, type the email address to get crawl logs in email. Click "OK".


Summary

Thus, you have learned how to create Managed Accounts, create Search Service application, and configure Search Service application to configure Search Service in SharePoint 2013. In my next article, you will see how to create Content Source, Crawl schedule, Crawl result and search result.

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