German Compound Word Not Found if Part of the Word Is in the Noise Word List

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If German language support is installed for Index Server 2.0 and used to index German documents containing compound words, the following problem may occur. If one part of the compound word has an entry in the noise word list of Index Server 2.0, the queried word is not found in queries.

For example, if the queried word is "Dreiklang," which is composed of "Drei" and "klang," "Drei" is listed in the German noise word list. Therefore, "Dreiklang" as a whole is not found. If "Drei" is deleted from the German noise word list, "Dreiklang" as a whole word is found, but other words like "Dreikanal" are also found.


Windows NT Server or Workstation 4.0

To resolve this problem, upgrade to Windows 2000 Indexing Service.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:;EN-US;CNTACTMS

Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT Server version 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6.

This problem has also been corrected in Windows 2000 Indexing Service.


Article ID: 229722 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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