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Enterprise search and discovery

Looking for using or evaluating a search and index tool for enterprise, similar to X1 Professional Client or dtSearch. We have a file server running Windows 2003 standard filled with files. I was asked to pull useful information off the files, including PSTs. My guess is the search tools has to index the files first, then allow me to run complex queries. In the end I need to save the results, them being the actual files into a portable medium to be reviewed by hand.

The tool has to be able to index PSTs, preferably without Outlook being installed on the server. The closest I could find is X1. dtSearch came second because it needs Outlook AND PSTs attached to it for indexing.

Any advanced tool will be considered, as long as it fullfills the conditions:

Offers a 14+ day trial period or is free
It needs to run on the server
It does not require other useless components or is not part of a bigger suite that need a dedicated server
Indexes lots of file types without addons
Index spider timeframe can be adjusted for offline hours.
Indexes Outlook PSTs without Outlook being present.

Any feedback is appreciated.

X1 Professional Client - http://www.x1.com/products/xds.html
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8/22/2022 - Mon

As an alternative we have just deployed Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express in a VM, and it has already crawled the file server. Unfortunately it can not index PST files by default. Waiting for input.

i have used x1 when yahoo was promoting it,when x1 changed it's license policy from free to paid I did switched to Copernic


I use it at work everyday it's great product,I am glad that I have switch from x1 to Copernic.check it out.

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