I have been tearing my hair off to the stage where I am soon bald to get this to work, please help me!
I have set up an internal DNN 7.1.2 site to act as a place to collect knowledge for the IT department. At the heart of this solution are 2 modules: Canam Wiki Pro, that is working as it should, and a search engine from DNN Sharp called Search boost, also working fine.
But I have one big problem, a showstopper. I need Search Boost to be able to index folders on document servers in our internal network. And I just don't get it to work.
I asked the very helpful support of DNN Sharp for some advice. The advice I got was:
" What I think it will work for you is to add the network location as a virtual folder in IIS, and place it under Portals/X folder. I think that would work."
I agree that this should be the solution. But I can't make it visible inside DNN and thus not for Search Boost to index.
This is what I have tried:
I hope that you can see what I am trying to achieve. I want Search Boost to also index the folder on another server (\\DOCSERVER\DOCSHARE) but how do I make that folder visible inside DNN, so that Search Boost can index it?
- I made a folder on another server, like this: \\DOCSERVER\DOCSHARE.
- On DNN server and in IIS Manager I located the folder DNNROOT -> PORTALS -> 0.
- I choose ADD VIRTUAL DIRECTORY and point to \\DOCSERVER\DOCSHARE and also entered to connect with a user that have access to that folder, I called the virtual directory DOCTEST.
- It now shows up in IIS manager as a directory under the PORTALS -> 0 folder. I restart IIS and DNN. But the folder DOCTEST do not show up under SEARCH TARGETS in Boost Search manager. Also, if I in DNN go to ADMIN -> FILE MANAGEMENT, it doesn't list DOCTEST, but all other local folders that I have in PORTALS -> 0.
- I try on server DOCSERVER to add full user rights to the shared DOCSHARE to all and everything, also to "IIS AppPool\ASP.NET v4.0" which is the user the DNN site is using. It doesn't do any difference.
- Out of curiosity I open up the file explorer on the DNN server, go to D:\DNNSITE\Portals\0 folder and just make a folder called BANANAS. After I restart the IIS server and go into the DNN site. The folder BANANAS do not show up under FILE MANAGEMENT, but when entering the Search Boost manager and the SEARCH TARGET settings I can see and include the folder BANANAS for indexing.
Thanks for any ideas or suggestions.