I apologize if this is in the wrong place, but I believe it is sufficiently server related. Also, just as a disclaimer: I'm not the server guy! I'm just trying to find out information.
I have several GB of PDF documents that I need to provide to my users, but they need to be able to search through all of them. On my local computer, Windows does a great job of indexing the contents of these documents. I can generally find the document I'm looking for within seconds.
I want to provide these documents on our institution's NFS, which is SMB 2.0 (Windows Server 2008R2).
Is there any way that I can index the documents at the server level, so that for the purposes of searching, I don't have to instruct each user to set up indexing on the share? Or is there no other way, indices are always stored locally, and I'll just have to provide these instructions to my users?