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In your server deployment of Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, you may find that it takes a longer time than expected for SharePoint Portal Server to crawl content that is contained in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Web sites. You experience a decrease in crawl performance and in index performance when the number of documents that are stored in document libraries of one or more Windows SharePoint Services Web sites on the portal site increases.
This problem may occur in situations where the document libraries contain a very large number of documents. Windows SharePoint Services generates a query for each document that is to be indexed. In situations where there are a large number of documents contained in document libraries, query performance may decrease, and it takes a longer time than expected for SharePoint Portal Server to crawl and index the documents. For example, you may experience the symptoms that are described earlier in the "Symptoms" section of this article when there are a total of 10 million documents contained in document libraries.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.
For more information about managing search settings in SharePoint Portal Server, see the "Managing Search Settings" topic in the "Administration" chapter of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administrator's Guide. The Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administrator's Guide (Administrator's Help.chm) is located in the Docs folder in the root of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 CD.
For additional information about SharePoint Portal Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site: