Enable the Windows Search service if you want to use the Search for Shapes feature in Visio 2010 or in Visio 2013

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Introduction

The Search for Shapes feature in Microsoft Visio 2010 and in Microsoft Visio 2013 uses the Windows Search service to search for the Visio stencils that are installed on your computer. The Windows Search service must be running to enable quick searching. Otherwise, searches take a long time to finish, and the search results may be incorrect. Additionally, you receive the following warning message:
Visio cannot provide fast search results because Windows Search is not running or is not configured properly for Visio. Please contact your system administrator.

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By default, the Windows Search service is enabled in Windows 7 and in Windows 8. However, you must manually enable the Windows Search service in Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Windows Server 2012.

How to enable the Windows Search service in Windows Server 2012

To enable the Windows Search service in Windows Server 2012, follow these steps:
  1. Start Server Manager.
  2. Click Manage, and then click Add Roles and Features.
  3. On the Before You Begin page, click Next.
  4. On the Installation Type page, select Role-based or Feature-based Installation, and then click Next.
  5. On the Server Selection page, select the server or virtual hard disk on which to install Windows Search Service.
  6. On the Features page, select Windows Search Service, and then click Next
  7. On the Confirmation page, verify that Windows Search Service is listed, and then click Install.

How to enable the Windows Search service in Windows Server 2008 R2

To enable the Windows Search service in Windows Server 2008 R2, follow these steps:
  1. Start Server Manager.
  2. Click Roles in the left navigation pane.
  3. Click Add Roles in the Roles Summary pane.
  4. On the Server Roles page, select the File Services role, and then click Next.
  5. On the Role Services page, select the Windows Search Service role service, and then click Next.
  6. On the Confirmation page, verify that Windows Search Service is listed, and then click Install.

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Article ID: 2786629 - Last Review: January 2, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Visio Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Visio Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Visio Standard 2013
  • Microsoft Visio Professional 2013
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