How to use ADO and Windows Desktop Search with VBA

I found this thread here with an example

I have put another example below.  This is not my code just an example.

Upon trying to open the connection I get "Provider Cannot be Found. It may not be properly Installed"

I would like to be able to run this from MS Access 2003.
Dim con As ADODB.Connection
Dim rst As ADODB.Recordset

Set con = New ADODB.Connection
Set rst = New ADODB.Recordset

Dim sConString As String
Dim sSQLString As String

sConString = "Provider=Search.CollatorDSO;Extended Properties='Application=Windows';"
con.Open sConString

sSQLString = "SELECT Top 5 System.ItemPathDisplay FROM SYSTEMINDEX"

Set rst = con.Execute(sSQLString)

Do Until (rst.EOF)
   Debug.Print rst.Fields.Item("System.ItemPathDisplay").Value

Set rst = Nothing

Set con = Nothing

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If you use Windows XP you have to download Windows Search 4.0

I think this is part of the operating sytem if the user is running Vista SP1 or greater and I can confirm it's part of the operating system on Windows7.

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darbid73Author Commented:
Ahh its a version propblem.

I am on a work computer with admins somewhere pushing updates to us.  Our WDS is only  02.06.5000.5378.  Does ot surprise me that we have a version from 2006 -

I suppose that I cannot download the provider without getting the whole thing? Probably be not compatible anyway.
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