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Windows 7 famously does not do what its predecessor, Windows XP, did very well, index and search network drives! Sometimes, the logic of MS isd absolutely baffling. That siad, I am trying to find some solution to the issue, which is made more complicated by the fact that we are using a Netapp FAS 2020 as a CIFS fileserver. I know some of the solutions to the Windows 7 search index issue revolve around having a Search Service installed on a Windows 2008 server and then adding that server sahre to the library on the Windows 7 workstation. Is it possible to accomplish this in any way with a CIFS share on a Netapp filer?

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As a work around, can you use a different "Search" application? I used to use Google Desktop for this a ways back.

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After some searching, it doesn't appear there is a good solution to this. :( – SpacemanSpiff May 16 '12 at 14:50
I wish there was a decent solution to this. I can do without the search. Don't want that load with 500+ users on my NetApp anyway, but can't configure libraries onto network-drives either which is real stupid if you want to encourage users to store their data on the net in stead of on the local HD. – Tonny May 16 '12 at 15:29

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