Enterprise Vault™ Introduction and Planning
- About this guide
- Overview of Enterprise Vault
- How Enterprise Vault works
- About Enterprise Vault indexing
- About Enterprise Vault tasks
- About Enterprise Vault services
- About the Archive Discovery Search Service
- About the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In
- About Enterprise Vault Search
- Enterprise Vault administration
- About reporting and monitoring in Enterprise Vault
- Exchange Server archiving
- About Exchange Server archiving and user mailboxes
- Exchange Server and journal mailbox archiving
- Exchange Public Folder archiving
- File System Archiving
- Archiving Microsoft SharePoint servers
- Domino mailbox archiving
- Domino Journal archiving
- SMTP Archiving
- Skype for Business Archiving
- Enterprise Vault Accelerators
- About Compliance Accelerator
- The Compliance Accelerator client application
- About Discovery Accelerator
- Discovery Accelerator client application
- Building in resilience
- About Enterprise Vault and VCS
- About Enterprise Vault and Windows Server Failover Clustering
- About Enterprise Vault building blocks
- Planning component installation
- Where to set up the Enterprise Vault Services and Tasks
- Installation planning for client components
- Planning your archiving strategy
- How to define your archiving policy for user mailboxes
- How to plan the archiving strategy for Exchange public folders
- How to plan settings for retention categories
- How to plan vault stores and partitions
- About Enterprise Vault reports
Introduction to the Indexing Service
The Indexing Service manages the indexes of archived data to enable users to search for archived items that they want to retrieve. There are two levels of indexing: brief, and full. With brief indexing, only information about the item such as the subject and author, can be searched. With full indexing you can also search the content of each item, including phrase searches.
When users search the archives to which they have access, the index files are searched. The more information that is indexed about an item, the easier it is for a user to find.
When you set up Enterprise Vault, you specify where indexes are to be stored. You also specify the default level of indexing that you want to apply across the site, although you can override this for groups or archives.
The role of the Indexing Service can be summarized as follows:
On instruction from the Storage Service, the Indexing Service indexes items as they are archived.
The locations of index files are specified in the Indexing Service properties, and also in the Index Server properties.
In response to search requests by users, the Indexing Service searches these indexes and returns information about the archived items that match the search criteria.