Can SharePoint Online Search also index an on-prem SharePoint 2010 site?


  • Can SharePoint Online Search be configured to also index content from an on-prem SharePoint 2010 site?

    I'm being told that it can't without using an additional on-prem 2013 or 2016, but I'd have sworn that I've heard people talk about having done this.

    Thanks for any advise,


    Thursday, March 10, 2016 11:42 PM

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  • Only with a hybrid search instance. SharePoint Online can't crawl on-premises content, it's flat out impossible. What can be done is using an on-prem Sharepoint instance to crawl the content and the federate those results to the cloud search instance.
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 9:17 AM
  • You can setup Hybrid Search with Online and SP 2013 with August CU or SharePoint 2016. It is pretty straight forward and yes it works. With SharePoint 2010, you will need to setup Federated Hybrid Search.

    mike maadarani

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 11:10 PM