Windows 7 search with indexed network drive
Posted on 2014-11-19
I am in situation where I am not sure if indexing network drive would help with searching on Windows 7 clients.
We use a network drive to store most our client files (called it K drive). It contains approx 50000+ files (mainly Word, Excel and PDF, may have some pictures and other stuff). Currently the Windows Search Service is NOT enabled.
I read a lot of articles regarding indexing and adding to libraries (on a Win7 Pro computer). My concern is that, making a network drive containing 50000+ files available offline, for 100+ users may actually slow the network down during synchronisation.
At the moment performing a search on this K drive is a pain and we would really like to make the search quicker, without impacting on network.
Server is a 2008 R2 and all clients are Windows 7 (a few Windows 8).
Can anyone shred some light?
Thanks in advance.