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Windows Desktop Search shouldn't run when laptop is on battery power.

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How can I keep Windows Desktop Search from running when laptop is on battery power?  
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Found it...

   1. Get the WDS installer .exe (not the msi)
   2. run the exe with /extract to get all the files.
   3. Look in the subdir update for the file desktopsearch30.adm. This is the plug in for the management console to turn off searching on battery
   4. Run MMC group policy (mmc gpedit.msc) in system32
   5. Go to the Administrative Templates page, select 'add/remove templates' and add the new template.
   6. Go to Windows Components/Desktop Search and select the 'disable indexing on battery power' option.

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Paladine_42,
Thank you.  Last night I found that, in slightly different wording, too.  I have not implimented it yet but plan too this week, hopefully.   Though it seems to me that MS would have had that option displayed in "Options," considering the millions of Windows laden notbook computers in use.     I have to wonder about their methodology.

Best regards,
TechSide
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