Search Application Name for an SSP

You need to know the GUID for the Search Application Name so you can set the target path to the correct thesaurus XML file.




Sharepoint 2007:

%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data\Office Server\Applications\*GUID*\Config


Sharepoint 2010:

%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office Servers\14.0\Data\Office Server\Applications\*GUID*\Config


To obtain this


Click Start/Run and type regedit


Go to


Sharepoint 2007:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Office Server/12.0/Search/Applications


Sharepoint 2010:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Office Server/14.0/Search/Applications


You will now see the GUID of each Search Application you have, browse each GUID to find another folder called CatalogNames, select this folder and you will see a key called "DisplayName" with a data value which is the Search Application Name.


The GUID corresponds to the Search Application Name which matches to the GUID's in the Application folder.



*Only an Administrator can do this with caution