We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Exchange 2003 Full Indexing Questions

DeanUnited asked
Last Modified: 2011-10-03

Here are some questions I have about Full indexing before we start with it:

We have Exchange 2000 with no full indexing installed and are moving to Exchange 2003 cluster A/P with two 25GB mailstores.

1) is it best to create a full index and populate it on the Exchange 2003 before or after moving mailboxes into the new  mailstore?
2) how important is it to have the index stored on a different volume/drive then the mailstore?
3) we are able to use the 'Advanced find' on our old Exchange 2000 server currently without Full indexing installed. If we install full indexing does it just run faster?
4) Is there any drawbacks to using full indexing?


Watch Question
Program Manager
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 2 Answers and 2 Comments.
See Answers
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE