Identifying the existence of a portal-site.

Apr 9, 2008 at 6:42 AM

Dear all,

Any of you know how to confirm the existence of a portal-site without using a browser? Also, the portal-site must be a valid one and accessible. I was testing in my environment creating some portal-sites and deleting some of them. I looked into the registry "HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SPSSearch\Applications\<somealphanumericcombination>" which lists all my portal-sites, including those I deleted. If I take them as the existing portal-sites, that's a mistake, b'coz some of them doesn't exist actually. Any ideas??

To describe clearly, even if I get a set of portal-sites thro' the registry entry, how do I know whether it is valid? any scripting tool available to identify this in any way? Thanks in advance.

Nesan Joseph R