Thursday, May 15, 2008

Exclude sites for indexing, 'private sites'

I was asked to create sites for the CEO and CIO but they were to be kept under wraps because of obvious reasons. The way to exclude sites from search/index is as follows.

Navigate your way to your ssp admin page, click on search settings under search. Click Crawl Rules. Select New Crawl Rule.

Put the path to the SharePoint site you wish to 'Exclude', then check off exclude all items in the path option. That's it. You can test it by using the test feature right above the 'new crawl rule' screen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't you be better off using permissions to give access to the CEO and CIO and deny everyone else? Then the CEO and CIO can take full advantage of "search all sites", but nobody else will be able to search or access the information thy shouldn't.