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.