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Sharepoint, large file management searchable database

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I hava sbs 2003.  All patches and Updates.

I've been playing around with Sharepoint because Im looking for a better way to organize my files.

I run an IT service company.  I have 100+ gigs worth of software and drivers.  Its all in my software folder divided by something relevant. (relevant to me)
Ie:
software
 - Adobe
     - acrobat
     - photoshop

I like the integration of sharepoint and the GUI is nice.  Also I need to get more experiance with it so I can push clients to use it more.

My main questions:
Is it safe to hold that much in Sharepoint?
Is there a way to tag files with some meta data for searching
Is there a way to upload a folder?  It seems to just give the option to upload files.  I have lots of programs copied straight from CD.  I would hate to have to unzip each time I want to use them.
How do I search in Sharepoint?  When I find the search button.  What is searched?  Just the file names?
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Sharepoint is not a good storage facility for programs and drivers.  This is because the files are stored in SQL Server format.  The fact is that, by default, you are blocked from even trying to upload such files.

If you want to upload other files such such as documents or data files, then you can easily use the File Migration tool found in your Server Management Console > Internal Web Site.

To search in SharePoint you need to have SBS Premium and install Full SQL Server.  Then upgrade your SharePoint WMDSE database to FULL SQL.
If you have SBS 2003 SP1, then see:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sbs/2003/deploy/premiuminstallsteps.mspx

If you have SBS 2003 R2, then see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924000

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can you add meta tags via the web upload files interface with SBS Premium?  

Import tool works pretty well.  

I added .exe to the allowed files and thats fine.

is there a way to show the file extensions and also change the icon associated with an exe
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 500 total points
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There is a way to do that... an example of how is with pdf's here:

http://msmvps.com/blogs/cgross/archive/2004/10/26/16679.aspx

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