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Windows 7 File Content Searching on Network Shares

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We have upgraded our Clients from WinXP to Windows7 and it has been flagged that users are no longer able to search file contents on our Network Shares, this is possible to search on C: and Offline Files. Without creating Symbolic Links is there an Add-on that we could install to enable this.
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Question by:HoricePlant
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by:Lee Ingalls
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Open Windows Explorer and press the Alt-key
Select Tools - Folder Options - Search tab
Select "Always Search file names and content"
OK
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You need to index the shares at the server, then it works at once.
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... if the Server has Windows Search, that is. And that is (IIRC) available starting with W2008.
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by:McKnife
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Correct.
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by:McKnife
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Did you try the solution? It does not use an index and thus, it is slow. Preferrably, use my solution if you need the results quickly.
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Totally agree. It is usually a very bad idea to allow clients to search in files stored remotely.
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I also agree... but our current file servers are on Windows Server 2003. Our Group policy is set to search contents on indexed locations only, but we can use Lee's solution for a 'one off' requirement on the understanding that it will be slow. File servers are due to be upgraded to 2012 within the next few months, at which point Windows search & indexing will be enabled.

Perhaps in hindsight I should have split the points, as I acknowledge that you are both correct in your approach.
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For the next time: please tell the experts before you close the question. You may receive better results ;)

OK, on Server 2003 you will be able to solve it by installing Windows Desktop search 4 which allows remote index queries http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Search
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