How to configure your FrontPage server to use WAIS search engine instead of Index Server

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For a Microsoft FrontPage 97 version of this article, see 181204.

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
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SUMMARY

If Microsoft Index Server is installed on your Web server, the FrontPage Search component uses the document index and search capabilities of Microsoft Index Server. In some cases, however, you may want to use the FreeWAIS search engine that is included in FrontPage instead of the Microsoft Index Server search engine.

This article describes how you can configure your FrontPage 2002 or FrontPage 2000 Extended virtual server on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) to use the FrontPage Wide Area Information Service (WAIS) search engine instead of Index Server.

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When you use the FrontPage 2002 or FrontPage 2000 search engine on IIS version 3.0 or later, you can use Indexing Services, which is a search engine that is built into IIS or Microsoft Windows. Or, you can use WAIS, which is a search engine that is built into FrontPage.

To use the WAIS Search with the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions or FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions, you must configure this option in the Windows registry on your server. You can configure this setting to apply to all of your virtual servers, or you can configure the setting to apply to your individual virtual servers.

This article is divided into the following topics: WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Make WAIS Available for All Web Sites

To make the WAIS Search available to all of the virtual servers on your IIS Web server, follow these steps:
  1. At the server, click Start, point to Run, and then type regedit.
  2. Locate the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\All Ports
  3. Right-click All Ports, click New, and then click String Value.
  4. For the name of the string, type noindexserver.
  5. Double-click the string.
  6. For the value of the string, type 1.
  7. Quit the Registry Editor.

Make WAIS Available for a Specific Web Site

To make the WAIS Search available for a single virtual server on your IIS Web server, follow these steps:
  1. At the server, click Start, point to Run, and then type regedit.
  2. Locate the following key in the registry
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\Ports\Port /LM/W3SVC/1:
    where Port /LM/W3SVC/1: is the first virtual server, typically the default Web site.
  3. Right-click Port /LM/W3SVC/1:, click New, and then click String Value.
  4. For the name of the string, type noindexserver.
  5. Double-click the string.
  6. For the value of the string, type 1.
  7. Quit the Registry Editor.

Build the WAIS Text Indexes

After you modify the registry, you must run Recalculate Hyperlinks for each virtual server to allow the WAIS text indexes to be built. To do so, follow these steps.
  • To build the WAIS indexes from the server:
    1. Right-click a virtual server.
    2. Click All Tasks.
    3. Click Recalculate Web.
  • To build the WAIS indexes from a client:
    1. Open a Web in FrontPage.
    2. Click the Tools menu, and then click Recalculate Hyperlinks.
    3. Click Yes when you are prompted to continue.
Repeat these steps as you have to for other affected virtual servers.

REFERENCES

For additional information about configuration options for FrontPage Server Extensions, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310931 Where to find the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions Resource Kit (SERK)
310932 Where to find the SharePoint Team Services Administrator's Guide
For additional information about enumerating the names of IIS Web sites, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
197891 Enumerating the names of IIS Web sites using WSH

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Article ID: 201524 - Last Review: February 23, 2014 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions
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