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    windows desktop search

    Hello guys,

    can anyone let me know if Windows desktop search can be 'controlled' using group policy? I want to disable indexing as it seems to be hogging CPU (even though MS says it doesn't).

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    Re: windows desktop search

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd

    yep that's it. i've checked our WSUS and the previous version was not approved for install.

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    Re: windows desktop search

    Interesting, M$ take the network down again! :P

    Does configuring via GPO to disable the Windows Desktop Search work?

    Haven’t got the problem myself as yet!

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    Re: windows desktop search

    Not sure if it can be controlled, but it can be removed using a Startup script. Probably the most useless update MS have created in a while!

    Code:
    @ECHO OFF
    IF exist c:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB917013$\spuninst\spuninst.exe c:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB917013$\spuninst\spuninst.exe /quiet
    I did install it on one machine to have a look and it does dramatically reduce speed in general.

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    Re: windows desktop search

    A quick google revealed if you run:

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    WindowsDesktopSearch-KB917013-V301-XP-x86-enu.exe /extract
    This will extract the adm files you're looking for. As to what policies are available I'm sure you'll find out

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    Re: windows desktop search

    was gonna say geoff! links and scripts over on that link folks

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