Introduction

All content that is crawled requires the use of a protocol handler to gain access to that content. Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides protocol handlers for all common Internet protocols. However, if you want to crawl content that requires a protocol handler that is not installed with Office SharePoint Server 2007, you must install the third-party or custom protocol handler before you can crawl that content.
 

Default Protocol Handlers

The following table shows the protocol handlers that are installed by default.

Protocol Handler Used to crawl
Bdc

Business Data Catalog

Bdc2

Business Data Catalog URLs (internal protocol)

File

File shares

http

Websites

https

Websites over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

Notes

Lotus Notes databases

Rb

Exchange public folders

Rbs

Exchange public folders over SSL

Sps

People profiles from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 server farms

Sps3

People profile crawls of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 server farms only

Sps3s

People profile crawls from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 server farms only over SSL

Spsimport

People profile import

Spss

People profile import from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 server farms over SSL

Sts

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 root URLs (internal protocol)

Sts2

Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 sites

Sts2s

Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 sites over SSL

Sts3

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 sites

Sts3s

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 sites over SSL




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