I am currently fighting an issue with the windows Search feature in server 2008. Last week my Drive space on this partition suddenly started shrinking very quickly. I found 45GB of data here:
I did some research and it was suggested to rebuild the index. So I reset the the default index setting and and clicked rebuild. 4 days later the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications is back up over 26GB and growing. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this issue? Can I limit the size of the index? What happens if I disable windows search on this file server? Will that affect the ability to search for the users?
There seems to be a lot of people that have had this issue, but no real solution other that removing the role, but if that affects the ability to search for the users doesn't it defeat the purpose of having it installed on a file server? Thanks for any advice you can provide.