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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Managing Indexing

You can configure and manage the Windows Search engine in two ways:

  • Locally, using Indexing Options in Control Panel

  • Remotely, using Group Policy by configuring policy settings in Group Policy objects (GPOs) linked to organizational units (OUs) where targeted computers running Windows 7 reside

The sections that follow describe many of the search and indexing settings that you can configure in Windows 7, both from Control Panel and using Group Policy.

Note

All the Group Policy settings for configuring search and indexing in Windows Vista are computer settings and also apply to earlier Windows platforms that have previous versions of WDS installed on them, with the exception of the policy for preventing indexing of the Offline Files ...

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