SBS 2011 - Windows Search Service
Posted on 2013-01-21
I have a strange problem with an sbs 2011 server - the windows search service is installed and configured to index a folder called 'company documents' on a drive called 'Data' (D:).
There are over 9000 files in this folder, but the indexing service completes at only 1200 files. I go and rebuild the search index but it does the same thing again. I have removed the windows search service and rebooted then reinstalled but same thing happens. I have even removed the folder 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search' and let the search service rebuild a new folder and rebuild the index, but again it only finds 1200 files.
I can't find anybody online with the same problem, and I don't see any errors in the event logs. The folders permissions are for domain users 'Full Control', but i would expect it not to work at all if it was permissions because all files and folders within this folder have the same permissions.
Any help much appreciated.