Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Enable Windows Search on Windows Server 2008

Bilal Haidar [MVP, MCT] : Install Windows Search Service on Windows Server 2008

I need a desktop search program that will help me find the different texts I have all around my workstation. Windows Search is not automatically enabled on Windows Server 2008 and it is a bit different to enable it than on Vista.
As listed in the post linked at the top of this article, the steps to have the Search service up and running are the following:

  1. Go to the Server Manager
  2. Click on Add Roles
  3. Select File Services
  4. Select Window Search Service
  5. Select the drives you want WSS to have control on
The Search service can be fine-tuned after installation through a plug-in in Control Panel.

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