Office Server Search Schema Plugin Test

The Search feature of the MOSS 2007 not only makes it possible to search through content, documents, and people within the SharePoint sites, but also through external sources such as Windows file shares, public Microsoft Exchange server folders, and standard web sites. This is what makes MOSS 2007 that much more valuable to users.

The Archival and Schema plugins are internal components of the MOSS Search engine, typically responsible for processing the metadata of indexed documents. By monitoring these components, administrators can efficiently evaluate how well the MOSS search feature is functioning, identify irregularities early, and fine-tune the MOSS server to ensure peak performance of the search engine. 

The Office Server Search Schema Plugin test focuses on the schema plugin component, and helps assess its processing ability.

Target of the test : A Microsoft SharePoint Server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Microsoft SharePoint server that is being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is to be configured.


The port at which the host server listens.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Aliases mapped

Indicates the total number of aliases which have been currently mapped to the schema.



Duplicate aliases

Indicates the number of aliases that the schema currently ignored as they are duplicates.



Refresh count

Indicates the number of aliases that have been refreshed from the database, currently.



Error documents

Indicates the number of documents that have currently returned errors from the plug-in.


Ideally, this value should be 0.