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Windows Server 2012 Search Indexing issue

I have a Windows 2012 Standard server that serves as a file server. I would like to index these files for searching. I have installed the Windows Search Service, and it has started.  I went into Indexing Options and chose the locations I would like indexed. When I restart the service and select to "Rebuild the Index" it does not index anything.  I see the following entries in Event Viewer:

"The update cannot be started because all of the content sources were excluded by site path rules, or removed from the index configuration.   Context: Windows Application, SystemIndex Catalog.  Details: (HRESULT: 0x1) (0x000000001)"

"Crawl could not be started on content source <B:\Data\>.  Context: Windows Application, SystemIndex Catalog  Details: The specified address was excluded from the index. The site path rules may have to be modified to include this address. (HRESULT: 0x80040d07) (0x80040d07)"

My Index Location in "Indexing Options" is set to several subfolders under B:\Data

Thoughts?
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
And just how did it wind up being the B drive?  That's supposed to be reserved for a second floppy disk drive.
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bkestingAuthor Commented:
B: is a separate partition on the server for the file server data. I inherited the system this way.
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
You might want to read this: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/273495-problem-windows-7-8-indexer-will-not-index-files-drive-b.html
And, I hate to say it; but, you're either stuck with no indexing or you need to change the drive letter to something higher than C.  Be careful as h*ll; though, or you're also likely to mess up the entire network.
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bkestingAuthor Commented:
Interesting.  What I think I'll do then is just copy the contents of that drive to an external drive and then try to index that drive.  I rarely have to search documents, but need to this one time as a result of a FOIA request.
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
That should work fine.
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bkestingAuthor Commented:
This must have been it.  But the contents on a different drive letter and now indexes just fine.
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