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job obviously schedules all tasks SharePoint requires in timed intervals). And Search is what
answers queries by accessing the search database; it works along with the indexer, which does a
lot the heavy lifting in terms of indexing all searchable data.
The Services On
Server page
Of course, the service you need to enable early on is Search. There is a bit of a trick to it. In
the list on the Services On Server page, you can see the title of the service, the Status column,
and the Action column. To change the configuration of a service without changing its status,
you can just click the service’s title. But to both configure and start a service, click Start in the
Action column for the service.
1. Since that’s what you need to do to configure and start the Search service (because it’s
obviously set to Stopped at the moment), click its Start link in the Action column. That
will open the Configure Microsoft Foundation Search Service Settings On This Server
page (you have to love those wordy titles).
This configuration page has several sections to work with, so it’s useful to break this into
two parts, configuring the accounts for Search then configuring the database information
and index schedule.
The first two sections (Figure 3.26) are used to configure the service accounts Search
requires. The Service Account section is where you enter the username and password of
the user account you’d like SharePoint to use as the Search service’s identity.
2. To specify an account, enter a username in the domain\username syntax. In my case,
I’m using the managed account, dem0tek\spfsearch, that I set up earlier. Don’t forget to
enter the password.
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