File Indexing best practice on a Server 2008 R2
Posted on 2013-10-30
What would be the most efficient setup to configure our new file server (Server 2008 R2 sp1) with indexing? It appears that the general consensus is not to turn on indexing, but I think it's a necessary evil here.
On occasion our users accidentally move folders from one location to another and I need to locate them quickly. The files themselves are very small but we have approx. 1,000,000.
There are 15 workstations running a combination of Windows XP sp2 and Windows 7 Pro. Applications on the desktop are Word and Excel. We have a proprietary SQL app that also utilizes the file server to store/share documents.
Assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!