On one of our older Windows 2003 Servers we need to run the Indexing Service and Windows Search. The problem is that the
windows.edb file has grown quite large.
I want to move these and related files to
D:\IndexService. To do this you can change the index location using the Advanced Options of the Indexing Options control panel applet:
(via: Old New Thing http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2009/11/18/9923996.aspx)
I did the following:
Stopped Index Service then stopped Windows Search.
Copied the contents of
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Searchto
Updated the Index Service Advanced Options -> New Location and pointed at the
D:\IndexServicepath and OK'd my way out back to the control panel (see image above).
I restarted the Index Service and Windows Search
This seems not have worked and from the time stamps on the
windows.edb file I can see that it is still being updated in it's original location on the
I also notice that if I open the Indexing Options control panel applet and click on Advanced Options, it still says that the current location is on
C: and that the new location (
d:\IndexService) will be used after the service is restarted. However restarting the service hasn't made any difference.
Can anyone point out where I've taken a wrong turn?