Need to do a Search on Windows Server 2008

Posted on 2011-10-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I've been given a project in the job. I need to remove old "read only" file shares that have been renamed "SharePoint read only" from the File Server. I logged into the Server but discovered that I'm not able to do a search on the Server. I'm getting the message "Your searches might be slow because the index is not running". I've attached a screenshot. Is there way I can renable this or run reports?

Question by:makel2
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    The system should be searching for the files. It only give you a warning that the it may take a longer time before it will find the files.
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    First, maybe try to turn on the indexing service. Go to "computer" > select the drive you want to search >
    right click > properties > tick the checkbox on "turn on indexing..."
    It'll took a while to turn it on, but after it I think you'll be able to search normally.

    Or option B use "Total Commander" if you're able to install it.


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    by:Premkumar Yogeswaran

    Is the server try to search the local HDD or searching in external storage connected to teh server?

    you use this option,

    Go to your Folder Options (From any window directory menu) Tools=> Folder Options. (You may have to press the Alt key to view this menu.)

    In the folder options dialogue go to "Search"

    In "What to Search" Select "Always Search File Names..."

    In "How to search" highlight "Dont use the index when searching..."

    Change this 2 options..
    hope this helps



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