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Outlook 2007 keeps warning that Windows Desktop Search is not installed

Posted on 2007-03-22
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We are deploying Outlook 2007.  It keeps warning the Windows Desktop Search is not installed.  I don't want to install this.  Can it be disabled?
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On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Other tab.
Click Advanced Options and clear the Show prompts to enable Windows Desktop Search checkbox.

Cheers!
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by:war1
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jrsitman,

Windows Desktop Search is an integral part of Outlook search.  Is there a reason that you do not want to install it.

If you did install WDS, and you still get the warning, create a new Outlook profile.

If no joy, reinstall Outlook.
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by:J.R. Sitman
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I installed Outlook 2007 on our Citrix Server today.  The users that  are getting this warning are accessing Outlook via the Citrix.  If I install WDS on the Citrix will that solve the problem?
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by:MCPJoe
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It should as the install of Outlook will be running from the Citrix server.   So to Outlook through Citrix, the user will have WDS installed.
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jrsitman, yes, install WDS on Citrix server.
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by:wwts
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WDS will take a performance hit on your server. I would suggest as a better solution, removing WDS from your terminal server and download the MS Office GPO templates http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=92d8519a-e143-4aee-8f7a-e4bbaeba13e7&displaylang=en and enable the policy "Prevent installation prompts when Windows Desktop Search component is not present"

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Great idea.  Thanks
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