Running a OneDrive for Business Content Indexing Job

You can run a content indexing job on-demand. Typically, content indexing jobs are run after a successful back up operation according to the schedule defined in the server plan.

Before You Begin

  • Each access node that is used to run content indexing jobs must have the Web Server or Index Gateway package installed.

  • You must enable content indexing in the Office 365 plan. For more information, see Enable Content Indexing.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Office 365.

    The Office 365 apps page appears.

  2. Click the app that contains the user for which you want to content index the files or documents.

    The app page appears.

  3. On the Users tab, in the row for the user, click the action button action_button, and then click Content Indexing.

  4. Click Yes.