Solved

Server 2012 R2:  Search indexing

Posted on 2016-10-26
4
26 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-04
Hi,

I have trouble understanding the Search Service of Windows Server 2012 R2.  Google produces a number of guides on how to configure and install Windows Search Service.  I understand all that.  What I would like to know is:  Is this index made available to clients that connect to shares off this server?  
How can this be done?  Or does each client have to index everything on his own?

Thanks,
Ralph
0
Comment
Question by:Ralph Scharping
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Kimputer earned 500 total points
ID: 41860567
Since Windows Search 4.0, what you described is indeed the expected behaviour, and happens already without you needing to specifically set things up (other than just turning on the Windows Search service)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Search
It also enables remote query support on XP and Windows Server 2003 based systems, which used to be a Vista-only feature. This allows a user with a Vista client (or an XP client with Windows Search 4.0) to search the index of networked machines which are also running a supported operating system (Windows 8, 7, Vista, Windows Server 2008, or XP/2003 with Windows Search 4.0).
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Ralph Scharping
ID: 41860579
So, if I got this right, all I do (in 2012 R2) is install the windows search feature and make sure my shares are indexed.
My Windows > Vista clients including my 2012 R2 and 2008 R2 RDP Terminalservers will find the index and use it in their searches?
Is there a way to control this feature?  Can I somehow help my clients in finding this index or prevent them from finding it?
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Kimputer
ID: 41860590
The moment people input something in the search box of Windows Explorer, while being on a shared drive that was indexed properly, the search is already sent to the "server" and results are coming from the "server".

The preventing part is a bit tough to understand. Why would you even want that?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Ralph Scharping
ID: 41860610
I don't want to prevent it.  I just wanted to know where I need to look in case it does not work once it's done indexing in a few hours.  

Thank you.  I will try.
0

Featured Post

Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Recently, I was assigned the task of performing a hardware refresh in the datacenter. The previous Windows 2008 systems were connected to the SAN via fiber channel HBA’s and among other thing, had PowerPath installed in order to provide sufficient f…
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore single file or folder from Bare Metal backup image of their system. Tutorial shows how to restore files and folders from system backup. Often it is not needed to restore entire system when onl…

746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now