I am trying to get Windows Search to work on my Windows Server 2008 SP2 fileserver, so I can search in files for content.
I have added the Windows Search Service role to the server, and using the right-click properties in Explorer set some folders to "Index this location".
The problem is that neither on the server or remotely can I search in the files.
I seem to get some inconsistencies in the GUIs, for example the "Indexing Options" panel shows me just 6 locations indexed, but if I click "Modify" I see nearly everything ticked.
For example, the "SeachTest" folder under "infrastructure" has the "index this location" option ticked, but the "Projects" folder does not. I assume this is why some are grey and some not, but they are all ticked.
The "SearchTest" folder contains some files that have nothing but the text
PurpleOrange in it, so I should be able to find those.
So, to summarise:
- Which locations are indexed? The ones in the "Index these locations" list, the ones ticked, or the ones not greyed-out in the list?
- How do I get to the state where I can click in the search box and type
PurpleOrangeand see the files?