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Windows 7: Search Federation


Windows 7: Search Federation

Table of Contents Windows 7: Search Federation .............................................................................................. 1 Exercise 2 Using Search Federation ...............................................................................................................................2


Windows 7: Search Federation

Windows 7: Search Federation Objectives

After completing this lab, you will be better able to: 

Estimated Time to Complete This Lab Computers used in this Lab

Understand, setup and use Search Connector

15 Minutes

SEA-APP-01

SEA-CRL-01

SEA-DA-01

SEA-DC-01

SEA-WRK-002

The password for the Administrator account on all computers in this lab is: P@ssword

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Windows 7: Search Federation

Exercise 2 Using Search Federation Scenario The demonstration will show you how Search Federation works. Tasks

Detailed Steps

Complete the following task on:

Note: Windows 7 supports searching for documents beyond the user's own PC. Developers and IT professionals can enable their search engines, document repositories, Web applications, and proprietary data stores to be searched from Windows 7 without needing to write and deploy client code. This enables end users to search their corporate intranet or the Web as easily as they can search for their local files, all from within the same familiar Windows interface.

SEA-WRK-002 1.

Using Search Federation

Windows 7-compatible OpenSearch support can be added by developers and IT professionals to any existing searchable Web application by adding RSS or ATOM output as defined in the public OpenSearch standard. OpenSearch description files can then be authored by developers and advanced users to define the connection parameters that enable the desktop client to create a Search Connector for the service. SharePoint Search Server can also query these compatible OpenSearch services. This enables access to your search service from the SharePoint search center Web interface as well. a.

On the desktop, double-click Computer.

b.

The Computer window opens. Maximize the window.

c.

Browse to the folder that contains Technet.osdx in C:\TechNet Content\CLI200\Demos\Demo Files.

Note: A data source that already provides an OpenSearch web service that is compatible with Windows federated search can be added to Windows Explorer when users open up a Search Connector Description file (.osdx). The internal file format for an .osdx file is an OpenSearch Description XML document. For this demonstration, we are using a Search Connector that will directly connect us with http://technet.microsoft.com. d.

Point to Technet.osdx.

Note: To register a new remote data source with Windows federated search, the enduser can open an .osdx file by clicking a link to one placed on a Web site or by opening one provided by someone else on a share or through an e-mail attachment, for example. e.

Double-click Technet.osdx.

f.

The Search Connector dialog box appears. Click Add.

Note: Doing that creates a .searchconnector-ms file in the Windows Searches folder and places a short-cut in the Links folder. This shortcut shows up in the Windows Explorer navigation pane Favorites section. The user can then click this shortcut to navigate into the new data source and query the Web service. g.

The Windows Explorer window opens. Maximize the window.

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Windows 7: Search Federation Tasks

Detailed Steps h.

In the left pane, point to Favorites.

Note: The benefit of integrating your data source with Windows Explorer is that users can get at all of their information by using the already familiar Windows Explorer user interface. Your users will be able to see files from your remote data source just as they would local files, with the right application icons and context menus. i.

In the upper-right corner, point to the Search Technet icon. The virtual lab is not connected to the internet, please ignore the error that you receive if click on the icon.

Note: You can enter a search term directly in Windows Explorer, for example Windows 7.

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