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The Service
Account and
Content Access
Account sections
of the Search
service settings
The Content Access account section is for specifying the index account that will be used
to access all the sites and their content in any web application configured to use Search.
SharePoint initially sets the default as a local service account. This isn’t a good idea, since
this service will need to be assigned roles to the Search database on a different server.
3. So, enter the index account you created for this purpose in Active Directory (don’t
forget the password). In my case, I’m using dem0tek\spfindex . Don’t be surprised
that the index account doesn’t need to be managed. I don’t know why Microsoft chose
to do that, but that’s just the way it is. And for that reason, you should make sure
that the account has a password that doesn’t expire and can’t be changed by the user
(should it be compromised).
The next three sections, shown in Figure 3.27, are used to configure the search database,
that database’s failover server (if your SQL server is configured to have one), and the
index schedule.
In the Search Database section, you indicate the SQL server where the Search
database will go, the database name, and what kind of authentication is required (because
some SQL servers use their own SQL authentication for database access rather than the
Windows integrated authentication).
4. As you can see in Figure 3.27, SharePoint knows what its default SQL server name is
(since it’s using it for the configuration database), and it has a suggestion for a database
name. For convenience’s sake, I am going to keep the default settings (in my case, rr1 for
the server, and WSS_ Search_ SPF2 for the database name).
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