Configuring SharePoint fast search 2010


How to install and configure Fast Search 2010 in SharePoint 2010?


1. Download Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint
Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is a new search solution that delivers the power of FAST with the simplicity and TCO of Microsoft. It provides the best general productivity search on the market AND makes it easy and economical to build high-value search applications.

Download Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010

2. Extract the files and open splash to install FAST Server Server 2010 for SharePoint

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3. If you click on Read Installation Instructions, it will take you to

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Deployment for FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

To install Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint as a stand-alone deployment (single server deployment) or multiple server deployment, perform the tasks outlined in this overview.

Install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

  1. Review hardware and software requirements (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)
  2. Install Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)
  3. Install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint
  4. Configure a stand-alone deployment or a multiple server deployment (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)
  5. Create and set up the Content Search Service Application (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)
  6. Create and set up the Query Search Service Application (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)
  7. Enable queries from Microsoft SharePoint Server (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)
  8. Create a FAST Search Center site (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)
  9. Verify successful installation (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)
In this blog, I am going to follow all the instructions from Microsoft Technet and install and configure FAST Search Server 2010
Review hardware and software requirements (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

The following is the minimum and recommended hardware requirements to deploy FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint:

Minimum hardware requirements Recommended hardware requirements
4 GB RAM 16 GB RAM
4 CPU cores, 2.0GHz CPU 8 CPU cores, 2.0GHz CPU
50 GB disk 1 terabyte disk space on RAID across 6 spindles or more.

 

Install Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

Before you install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, you must install Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008

SharePoint Server 2010

  1. Do not install SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint on the same server.
    In this post, I am going to install FAST in the same sever where SharePoint and SQL server are installed since in am in the process of testing FAST server
  2. Both standalone and server farm installations of SharePoint Server 2010 can be used with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.
  3. To enable FAST Search functionality on SharePoint Server 2010, you must have an Enterprise License on SharePoint Server 2010.
  4. To enable document preview in search results in FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, you must install and configure Microsoft Office Web Apps on the SharePoint Server 2010 farms that you index content from.

 

Install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

1. Install FAST Search Server prerequisite

The FAST search server 2010 for SharePoint prerequisite installer checks your computer for required products and updates. It may connect to the internet to download products from the Microsoft Download Center. The tool installs and configures the following products

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2. Prerequisite for FAST server are completed

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3. Install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

Welcome to the Microsoft FAST Search server 2010 for SharePoint setup wizard
The setup wizard will install Microsoft FAST search server 2010 for SharePoint on your computer. Click next to continue or cancel to exit the setup wizard

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4. Destination Folder
Click next to install to the default folder or click browse to choose another

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5. Ready to install Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint
Click install to begin the installation. Click back to review or change any of your installation settings. Click Cancel to exit the wizard

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6. The installation of Microsoft FAST Search server 2010 for SharePoint has completed. Click Finish to exit the setup wizard.
You must now run the configuration wizard.

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