Product DocsMenu

Adding the Full Read Policy to All SharePoint Farm Web Applications

You must add the Full Read policy to all SharePoint farm web applications for the crawling account when you want to perform SharePoint content and security indexing, live indexing, and site collection discovery.

The procedure applies to SharePoint 2010 and 2007 and varies depending on the SharePoint version:

Microsoft SharePoint 2010

  1. Access SharePoint 2010 Central Administration (Windows Start menu > All Programs > Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products).

  2. In SharePoint 2010 Central Administration, under Application Management, click Manage web applications.

  3. For each web application to crawl:

    1. In the Web Applications Management page:

      1. Click the name of the desired web application to highlight it.
      2. In the ribbon, click User Policy.

    2. In the Policy for Web Application dialog box, click Add Users.

    3. In the Add Users wizard:

      1. In the Zone drop-down list, select (All zones), and then click Next.

      2. In the Users text box, add the crawling account.

      3. Under Permissions, select the Full Read - Has full read-only access check box.

      4. Click Finish.
    4. In the Policy for Web Application dialog box, click OK.

Microsoft SharePoint 2007

  1. Access SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration (Windows Start menu > All Programs > Microsoft Office Server).

  2. Click Application Management.

  3. Click Policy for Web application.

  4. For every web application to crawl:

    1. Click Add Users.

    2. Select (All Zones), and then click Next.

    3. In the Users text box, add the crawling account.

    4. Under Permissions, select the Full Read - Has full read-only access checkbox, and then click Finish.