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I am asked to either deploy or develop an enterprise (intranet) search engine which could index all web pages of a couple of internal servers, and have a search portal to display all related content, like what Google is doing but for intranet.

Any advice how to develop or deploy quickly? I have heard of Microsoft FAST product, not sure whether it is for this purpose?

thanks in advance, George

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I would take a look at Google Search Appliance:

The Google Search Appliance (GSA) provides fast, relevant search for your website or intranet. An on-premise, easy-to-deploy solution, the GSA provides your organization with high relevancy right out of the box, can be customized to meet your specific needs, and scales easily as your content grows.

Don't know about its pricing (and your budget) but may fit your needs.

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I see in a few other posts that you are working with SharePoint, which does an excellent job on Intranet search out of the box. More information here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2007.01.search.aspx and http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/en/us/default.aspx

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