Many organizations have historically stored large volumes of data in File Shares. These File Shares often contain a wealth of information that is undiscoverable because they cannot be searched.
The BA Insight File Share Connector makes it possible to surface content from File Shares (Windows, SMB/CIFS) in a single consolidated search index, along with content from other repositories. The connector works with SharePoint Search and Azure Search.
The File Share Connector:
- Respects File Share security. This means that users will only see documents from File Shares in their search results that they have access to in the underlying File Shares.
- Supports both full and incremental crawls.
- Indexes with very high throughput.
- Keeps documents in the File Shares. The search index contains a pointer back to the original documents. This meets users’ expectations, which is to click on a search result and then work on the original item or document.