What's the effect of turning off Windows Indexing Service?

Posted on 2009-02-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
ASP pages on my server are loading slow sporadically. Sometimes they will load almost immediately, and other times they will take forever. I've tried entering Response.Buffer = True in my connection file, and that did seem to help a bit, but the problem continues. Some of the pages have database content, but many of them don't and they still load slowly.

I am thinking of turning off the Windows Indexing Service as I suspect it may be the cause of slow-loading pages. I've seen in the answer to another question that this can sometimes be the case. I'm wondering if turning off this service would make any difference to the functioning of websites on the server. Many of these websites have search functions, but as far as I know they do not rely on this service. They search the MS SQL database that resides on the same server. One thing I am concerned about is whether turning off this service would affect full-text indexing of the MS SQL database. If the Windows Indexing Service just indexes files on the server to make it easier for me to find them, I can live without it. In fact, I've never used it so far.

Also, any other suggestions about solving this problem would be much appreciated.

Question by:VANCOUVER47
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    Accepted Solution

    Windows Indexing Service has no effect on anything other than files on the server

    Author Closing Comment

    Worked great - thanks!

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