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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
Content indexing on a Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server does not properly index custom properties.
You are using an incorrect format for the custom property.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
301378 XGEN: How to Obtain the Latest Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Component: Query Processor
Copy e-mail messages to the SQL server to perform quick searches.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 1.
The following document was the reference for the indexing:
You can add properties to participate in full-text indexing and add or remove noise words that are excluded in a search.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
If you are familiar with adding keys to the Microsoft Windows registry, you can set up other properties to be full-text indexed in addition to the httpmail namespace properties listed in Full-Text Indexing. You create a text file of properties that are referred to in the registry by the following key:
Create a text file of a list of properties that you want to be full-text indexed. The full name for each property must on a separate line. As described here, the form of the name to be used depends on the type of property.
For properties created by ADO, OLEDB, or WebDAV, use the property name.
For MAPI-named properties (such as those created by using Microsoft Outlook forms), use the following format comprised of the property set GUID (such as PS_MAPI, PS_PUBLIC_STRINGS, or a user-defined value), and the property name:
NOTE: The DAV:href and DAV:displayname properties cannot be full-text indexed.
Start Registry Editor by typing regedt32 at a command prompt.
Click the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE window.
Locate the Software\Microsoft\Search\1.0 subkey.
If it does not already exist, add a key under 1.0 called ExchangeParameters.
Under Exchange Parameters, add a value with the name SchemaTextFilePathName, a data type of REG_SZ, and a string value of the path to the text file of properties, such as "E:\Exchsrvr\Fulltextprops.txt".
Quit Registry Editor.The properties will be full-text indexed the next time full-text indexing is run as configured in Exchange System Manager.
Editing Noise Words
Noise words are words that the search engine excludes from a full-text search, such as "but" and "or." Noise word files are in the Program Files\Common Files\System\MSSearch\Data\Config folder on the Exchange 2000 server. There are noise words for different languages, and the English noise word file is Noise.eng. You can add or remove noise words in these files. The changes do not take effect until the next time full-text indexing is run.