How to install and configure the Indexing ServiceBy default, the Indexing Service is not installed on a Windows Server 2008-based computer. To install the Indexing Service on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, you must first use Server Manager to add the File Services role to the server. Then, you must add the Indexing Service role service that is available under the Windows Server 2003 File Services role. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
- In the console tree of Server Manager, right-click
Roles, and then click Add Roles.
- In the Add Roles Wizard, click
- On the Select Server Roles page, click to select the File Services check box, and then click
- On the File Services page, click
- On the Select Roles Services page, click to select the Indexing Service check box under Windows Server 2003 File Services, and then click
- On the Confirm Installation Selectionspage, click Install.
- Follow the instructions in the Add Roles Wizard to complete the installation.
- Click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then press ENTER.
- On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.
- In the Available snap-ins list, click
Indexing Service, and then click
- In the Connect to Computer dialog box, click Local computer: (the computer this console is running on), and then click Finish.
- To close the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, click OK. The console displays the Indexing Service snap-in.
Changes that were made to the Indexing Service for Windows Server 2008The following changes were made to the Indexing Service settings for Windows Server 2008:
- After you install the Indexing Service, a default catalog is not created for the Indexing Service. You must manually create a catalog for the Indexing Service.
For more information about how to create and configure a catalog for indexing, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:308202 How to create and configure a catalog for indexing
- The "Query the Catalog" search page is not available in the Indexing Service. You can create a custom search page to search the catalog.
For more information about how to create a custom search page for the Indexing Service, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:820105 How to use an ASP.NET application to query an Indexing Service catalog by using Visual Basic .NET820983 How to use an ASP.NET application to query an Indexing Service catalog by using Visual C# .NET
- You cannot index Internet Information Services (IIS) Web sites in Windows Server 2008 because of the design changes that were made to IIS 7.0. The catalog that you use for the Indexing Service still has the Tracking tab. However, the catalog does not save any changes that you make to the WWW Server setting.
- To index documents that have custom properties, you must apply hotfix 947265.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:947265 In Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008, the Content Indexer service cannot index the custom properties of a document
- Because of changes in the word breaker that is used for Japanese documents, kanji single-character searches fail, and you receive the following error message:The query contained only ignored wordsThis behavior is by design.
- Because of changes in the word breaker that is used for Japanese documents, searches for more than two kanji characters may fail, and you receive the following error message:The query contained only ignored wordsThis behavior is by design.
To work around this behavior, use the other search services. For example, use Windows Desktop Search, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, or Microsoft Search Server.
Article ID: 954822 - Last Review: May 3, 2010 - Revision: 1