Indexing Options?

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    • #51159

      To install “Windows Search” service, start Server Manager, click “Add Roles”, then select “File services”, “Windows Search”. 😉

    • #51160

      It’s just installing it now. I assume that’s worked.

      Oh I feel so ignorant >_<

    • #51161

      Well, it didn’t work after all. But then I was really tired last night and I’ve got the feeling I did something stupid, so I’ll try again late; I uninstalled the service and I need to restart to complete that but I don’t want to because my music is too good =P

    • #51162

      Simple. Click on Start and choose Computer. In the upper right corner locate the search box and type in anything random to generate a search result. When the message prompt appears, right-click in the shaded area and choose “Don’t show this message again.”

      I have Server 2008 but the process is the same for R2. See below:

    • #51163

      @halladayrules wrote:

      Simple. Click on Start and choose Computer. In the upper right corner locate the search box and type in anything random to generate a search result. When the message prompt appears, right-click in the shaded area and choose “Don’t show this message again.”

      Yes, I know, but I sort of wanted it to index stuff anyway =P

      I’ve sorted it now, as AsciiWolf told me to. I’m pretty sure the first time I clicked on the wrong thing.

      That’s what happens when you can’t sleep because there’s a hornet in the room.

    • #51164

      Well I thought I might just mention that my computer’s suddenly started jumping to using 100% CPU and then everything slowing right down to a completely unusable speed. After a quick bit of research, it seems it may well be the file indexing that’s caused the problem. I’m looking around for a fix, but if I can’t find one then I’ll be disabling it again XD

    • #51165

      You should try creating a new Resource Allocation Policy using Windows System Resource Manager. You can add the WSearch service and put a cap/quota on the percentage of CPU usage the service is allowed to use. For example you can say you want the WSearch service to use no more than 10% of your CPU and only 50MB of your RAM. This prevents the mis-behaving application from affecting all other well behaved apps. I use this feature to put a memory bandwidth cap on Limewire, before it was running wild in the 400MB range, now it will never use no more than 100MB which is the limit i imposed. Make sure if you set a memory cap that you select “log an event message” instead of stop the application because otherwise the service will be forced to stop. Usually it when exceeds its limit/threshold an event log message is generated and the program recedes back to normal acceptable range. Give it a try it might help. If you need some help setting up your RAP let me know.

    • #44111

      I don’t seem to have these at all. Is there a Service I need to start or something? Windows keeps nagging me about my searches being slow, so I would quite like to add some things to the index.

      Thanks.

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