I've got a Windows 2003 terminal server and my users often search though remote text files for order numbers. We previously had a windows 2000 terminal server and the normal windows find dialog worked fine. Now with windows 2003 we always get zero results returned. Is there anything I need to tweak to get this working again?

Indexing services is enabled, everything else is on the default settings.

  • Which file extensions? – splattne May 18 '09 at 14:45
  • .edi - but it applies to anything not resisted with the indexer – reconbot May 19 '09 at 18:13

I think you need to adjust the file types that are being indexed on the server. Here's a MS KB article that references the issue.


I found my solution, even with indexing disabled I had to go to "indexing service" and enable "Index files with unknown extensions" and the files started showing up in the searches.

I used Microsoft KB Article 209173: Using the "A word or phrase in the file" search criterion may not work for reference.

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