Windows Search 4.0 Preview

Nick White recently announced the Windows Search 4.0 Preview. The description of the Remote Index Discovery seems to be promising.

The first positive improvement after the installation I realized is a ‘Pause’ button at the ‘Indexing options’. A tray icon, for convenient pausing the indexing, as I did know from the early versions of MSN Desktop Search or Microsoft Research’s Stuff I’ve Seen, is not provided.

WS4 Indexing Options

On the Windows Server 2003 installation, I find a tab at the ‘Advanced Options’ allowing me to add UNC locations. Since I had no Desktop Search running on my server before I am not sure if this is some new feature.

WS4 Advanced Option at Windows Server 2K3

So far, I haven’t found anything about the Remote Index Discovery, yet. However, I will follow up the development of the Desktop Search in the future.

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