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I would like to be able to use Google Desktop Search to search data that is stored on other computers, as well as my desktop - specifically, data that's stored on a Sharepoint installation on my network. Is it possible to get the Sharepoint install indexed?

Is it also possible to store this index in a central location, and share it with other people that may join the network?

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If you map the network drive from the server running Sharepoint to your local machine, then yes.

Otherwise, no: Google Desktop is for searching your desktop - not the network.

You should look at something like the Google Search Appliances or Mini to meet what you're describing.

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Doesn't a chunk of SharePoint data lives inside an MSSQL database? That won't be indexable even over a drive mapping. –  nray Dec 22 '09 at 20:06
    
depends - the sharepoints I've used are over-glorified content containers .. group-protected shares for files and such.. so they're indexable if you map the network drive –  warren Dec 22 '09 at 22:57
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