Determine the enterprise search team and stakeholders (Search Server 2010)


Applies to: Search Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-11-02

Your search team should include the following administrative roles:

  • Farm administrators

  • Search service application administrators

  • Site collection administrators (or a representative if there are many)

  • Site owners (or a representative if there are many)

For more information about each of these roles in a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environment, see Choose administrators and owners for the administration hierarchy (SharePoint Server 2010).

In addition, you should include the following roles as either team members or project stakeholders:

  • Project manager, who defines and drives the planning and implementation of the enterprise search solution

  • IT administrators, who manage the information technology organization

  • Solutions architects, who design information technology architecture solutions that are often cross-domain and cross-functional

  • Developers, who are responsible for customizing search solutions and creating search-enabled applications

  • IT operations managers, who plan operations for one or more server farms in the organization

  • Other SharePoint service application administrators

  • Directory services administrators

  • Database administrators who own content that should be included in the search solution

  • Any site collection administrators not included in the search team

  • Any site owners not included in the search team