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NoticeImportant 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:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
In certain situations, Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 does not include external content in the content index. This issue occurs when the following conditions are true:
This issue occurs if the following are located in different portal areas:
This problem was first fixed in a hotfix that is now contained in a service pack. If you installed the latest SharePoint Portal Server 2003 service pack, you do not have to install the hotfix.
Service pack informationThis problem is corrected in Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SharePoint Portal Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889380After you install the service pack, follow the steps that are listed in the "More Information" section to set the FollowPortalLinks registry key and to enable the hotfix.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889380/ )How to obtain the latest service pack for SharePoint Portal Server 2003
How to obtain the hotfixThis issue is fixed in the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 Hotfix Package Hotfix Package September 30, 2004. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885263/ )Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 Hotfix Package: September 30, 2004
Add the FollowPortalLinks registry entry, and then create a new site rule after you install the hotfixAfter you install the hotfix, follow the steps in the "How to enable the hotfix" section.
The steps show you how to add the FollowPortalLinks registry entry to the following registry subkey and how to set the registry entry to a non-zero value:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SPSSearch\CatalogNames\Site GUID\CatalogNameSharePoint Portal Server 2003 crawls complex links if the FollowPortalLinks registry entry is set to a non-zero value. If the FollowPortalLinks registry entry is set to 0 (zero) or if the FollowPortalLinks registry entry does not exist, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 does not crawl complex links.
Each portal site has its own GUID in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SPSSearch\CatalogNames registry subkey. The CatalogName is typically "Portal_Content" (without the quotation marks).
You must also create a new site rule and configure the new site rule to use the Include complex URLs option.
How to enable the hotfixWarning 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.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This problem was first corrected in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
For more information about how to create site rules in SharePoint Portal Server 2003, see the "Managing Search Settings for the Portal" topic in the "Managing Search Settings" section of 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 folder of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 CD.
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