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

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Creating and Configuring Catalogs

A catalog contains all the index information for a particular set of file directories. During installation the Indexing Service creates a default catalog called System. This catalog lists the contents of all permanently attached disk drives and, by default, all the directories and subdirectories on the drives. If IIS is installed, the Indexing Service also creates a Web catalog that contains all the IIS files.

You can create catalogs, adding and removing them as needed. You can also configure catalogs, setting which directories are to be included or excluded and specifying which properties are to be stored.

Creating a Catalog

To create a catalog for the Indexing Service, open the MMC with the Indexing Service ...

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