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Turn on Windows File Search on a big file server? 2008 R2

What is the performance hit on a TB sized file server? It's on slow SATA disks, and is virtual. I don't want it to have a big performance hit, but searching quickly would be very helpful.

Server is Windows 2008 R2.
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Enable indexing on server.
Pramod UbheCommented:
it should also depend on the other factors like RAM, CPU and users connected to shares over network etc.
Turning on Windows File Search on a small/big file server is not a recommended practice as you can not predict if a particular search can hung that server or not; specifically when you include compressed files in your search, it usually hungs and most importantly whenever it creates any issues all the users depending on that server are affected.

my recommendation would be no to prevent any issues like high memory/CPU/Disk utilization which will affect number of users.
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