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Indexing mapped drives on 2008R2 Terminal server from a 2003 Server

Hello,

I have just implemented a 2008R2 Terminal server, and users mapped drives do not seem to be indexing. I have the windows search services running on the terminal, but cannot figure out what to do to fix it? The machine with the shares is running 2003.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
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alexbuckland1
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ArneLoviusCommented:
I'm not sure what you mean by "users mapped drives are not indexing", perhaps you could elaborate on what you are expecting to happen and what you are experiencing.
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alexbuckland1Author Commented:
Hello,

When you do a search on a mapped drive (it may contain more than 3000 files) a search takes a very long time. Whereas if it was indexed locally (like their outlook) a searh would take seconds.
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ArneLoviusCommented:
what OS are the desktops running ? I'm going to guess XP with desktop search enabled and the mapped drive added to the indexer.
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alexbuckland1Author Commented:
The sessions are running on a 2008R2 terminal server as detailed above
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ArneLoviusCommented:
Sorry, penny has just dropped, the file server is only 2003.

You need Windows Search 4 on the 2003 server.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=13863

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Search#Windows_Search_4.0
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alexbuckland1Author Commented:
Took a while to index but fixed it thanks!
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