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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Understanding the Indexing Service

The Indexing Service provides Web-type indexing and querying to corporate intranets, Internet sites, and more conventional networks without reformatting documents. With the click of a button, users can index and query the contents of intranet or Internet sites on Windows Server 2003 with Internet Information Services (IIS). The Indexing Service does more than just index documents, however. It provides a system for publishing information on your intranet or on the Web. Because the Indexing Service indexes both the content and properties of formatted documents, you don’t need to convert existing documents to HTML to make them available to your users. Instead, documents in a variety of formats, such as Microsoft ...

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