FrontPage 2003 Search Component


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Ralph Martin

I publish two websites, one hosted at http://www.fasthosts.co.uk/, the other
at http://order.1and1.co.uk. Both have the 'Latest FrontPage' extensions.



In the old days, under Windows 98 etc, when FrontPage extensions were in
their infancy, the Search Component in FrontPage worked very nicely - one of
my sites archives 200 pages so being able to search the site is vital if the
visitor is going to have a pleasant or useful visit.



I'm not sure quite when, but as FrontPage developed the search component
STOPPED working.



I now use FrontPage 2003 and, although both hosts above provide the 'latest'
FrontPage extensions, the search component, when published, won't work.



It DOES, however, work properly when I publish locally to
C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\sun



To confirm, it's the Web Search/Current Web component I'm discussing.



I've spoken to 3 hosts and get mixed reasons for the problem... 'Microsoft
knows it doesn't work... it tries to index every file on the server
including other companies' websites... you need a dedicated server... you
need SharePoint services...'



I'm confused and would like the quickest and easiest solution to this
problem... we NEED a working search facility, so:



1. Does the Search Component work in FP2003 at all?



2. Is my solution to find a host with these new SharePoint services?



3. A friend mentioned I could buy a 'JavaScript plug-in' that will give some
search ability. Any leads on these?



4. Any other ways to add a search? We can't afford a dedicated server.



Any help anyone can give is very much appreciated.



Thank You - Ralph
 
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Thomas A. Rowe

Yes it works, on a Windows IIS Server the host must have installed, configured and running Index
Server and create a Index Catalog for the site.

On a Unix/Linux server the FP WAIS search engine is used.

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