Selecting the file systems to include in the Domain Index

For each server in a domain, you can create a File System document in the Domain Catalog to specify which file system directories to include in the Domain Index. You can index any file system that resides on the indexing server or on a network resource mapped to that server, as long as the server has at least Read access to the file system.

About this task

For file system searches, the indexing server must also be set up as a Domino® Web server. This allows the server to return links to documents in the file system and to return those documents in response to queries from both Notes® client and Web clients.

CAUTION: Domain Search filtering of results to users based on access works only with Domino® databases.

Add a reference to each file system in the File System document, and then map the URL path to the file system directory so that the Domino® Web server can retrieve the found documents for users. Complete the following steps for each server that has file systems you want to index.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click File > Open > Notes Application.
  2. In the Server field, select the server that contains the Domain Catalog.
  3. Select the Domain Catalog and click Open.
  4. In the view pane, click File Systems.
  5. Click Add File System.
  6. Select the server that contains the file system you want to index.
  7. Beside the Current file system list box, click Add.
  8. In the Add File System dialog box, enter the location of a file system to include, for example c:\domino\data\files.
  9. Enter a keyword, such as files, to associate with the file system. Make note of this keyword. You will use it in Step 13, as the part of the incoming URL pattern that follows the forward slash (/).
  10. Click OK to add the file system to the list.
  11. Repeat Steps 8 through 11 to add more file systems to the list.
  12. When you have completed the list, click Save and Close.
  13. Create a Web Site Rule document for the Web site for this file system. This step is needed to map the incoming URL pattern to the file system directory on the target server.
  14. Restart the server, or enter this command at the server console so that the mapping settings take effect:
    tell http restart

What to do next

Complete the task Creating a Web Site Rule document