In this article we can explore the Managing of Search Service inside SharePoint 2010.
Central Administration Web Application
We need to use the SharePoint Central Administration web application to manage the search service. You need to have the Farm Administrators group to perform this.
Open the web application and click on the Manager service applications link as shown below.
In the appearing page click on the Search Service Application row to make it selected and click the Manage button from the ribbon.
In the appearing page you can see the various search settings. You can change the associated email address, search user account etc. using the corresponding links.
Farm Search Administration
You can change the Farm Search configuration using the link on the left side.
In the appearing page you can set the Proxy server. This is usually needed while crawling internet content.
Adding Content Sources
For adding content sources like network folder, websites use the navigation link Content Sources from the Search Administration main page.
In the appearing page use the New Content Source to add the new item.
Adding a content source was demonstrated in the previous article related to Search.
In this article we have explored the Managing of Search Service inside SharePoint 2010. In the real world scenario Search Service application is configured using PowerShell.