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  • how to rebuild sharepoint indexes

    what are  the pros and cons

    Thursday, May 3, 2012 7:54 AM


  • Assuming you are referring to SharePoint Search Indexes here;

    When you reset a index, you are emptying the index. Resetting crawled content deletes the content index and the property store. After a reset, search results will not be available until after crawls are run.

    You might want to reset an index under the following conditions:

    - You know or suspect that the index contains old data.
    - You know or suspect that the index contains corrupted data.
    - You have changed a great deal of content or several settings (for example, you have modified the rules for content sources) and you want to perform a    full update to reflect those changes.
    - You realize that there is a problem with security, and users are able to view data to which they should not have access. Resetting the index immediately   removes this data from their access.

    How to reset a crawled content/index


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    Thursday, May 3, 2012 8:22 AM