Sharepoint Search Crawl

Posted on 2012-08-20
Last Modified: 2012-08-20
I am deciding on what content gets crawled for searching in Sharepoint 2010. I am trying to understand best practices for crawling personal data on each persons mysite. I would of presumed enabling a crawl for mysite will exclude personal content but include items in the shared content  section but I'm told this is not the case.
If I include mysite for the crawl what will happen when a user searches for a document that is in the other persons mysite personal content section, will it just display the name of the document but not let the user open it as obviously they will not have access to the other persons personal documents.
How are other companies getting around this, maybe its possible to crawl only shared content?
Question by:Sid_F
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    SharePoint uses security trimming. When you perform a search, the results will only contain items that you have permission to view. If you include MySites in the crawl, only content from your MySite should be displayed in search results.
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    They should be only getting results that they have access to, as the last expert commented.

    You do have the ability to prevent libraries from being crawled.  If they go to their Personal Docs library - Library Settings - Advanced Settings, they can prevent it from being crawled.
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    Might take a glance at the Permissions on their Personal Docs library as well.
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