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How is your experience of Google desktop on server?

My server is relatively slow (quite slow actually). I have installed Google desktop to speed up the search process. It started indexing a week ago. It quickly started to 6% complete, then slowly and slowly ... 40% over the next 5 days. Now it just started to index again and has reached 6%.

While Google desktop runs quick and awesome on desktop, how is your experience with server? Are there things that I do not know?

I am running it on MS Windows Server 2003.

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Why on earth would you install Google Desktop on a server? That's got bad idea written all over it. I don't mean that question rhetorically, either. I literally cannot think of a single legitimate reason to install it on a server and I'm curious about why you think your situation dictates its usage.

If the Microsoft-blessed Windows Search 4.0 isn't doing it's job, then you should figure out why. Clearly if you are having problems with both that and Google Desktop, you have a problem with your server. Break out perfmon and find your problem, don't try and hide it by trying a different tool.

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I also read Google Desktop does not support Win Server 2003. – Savage Garden Nov 28 '11 at 16:15
@SavageGarden Even if it did, just because something is supported doesn't mean it's a good idea. – MDMarra Nov 28 '11 at 16:16
But I do not know why it is a bad idea? – Savage Garden Nov 28 '11 at 16:31
@SavageGarden What problem do you think it solves that you're currently facing? The general answer is that it's unnecessary software. Nothing that it does is useful on a server. Installing crap on a server exposes it to more security holes and can cause stability problems. The specific answer depends on what problem you're facing. – MDMarra Nov 28 '11 at 16:38
when I search server for a word, it takes hours to complete. The bottle neck which I found is memory (only 2GB on server). – Savage Garden Nov 28 '11 at 17:00

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