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    Search Server 2008 Express

    I've noticed that quite a few resources in our shared areas are duplicated, i'd like to provide the ability for staff to search our shared areas to see if content exists before adding duplicated resources.

    Anyone using or concidering using this or do you already have an alternative running?

    http://www.microsoft.com/enterprises...s/default.aspx

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    Re: Search Server 2008 Express

    Not had a play but very tempted. Just dont have the time right now.
    If you give it a go let us know your results

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    Gonna give this a wazz.
    I rebuild our unused ISA into a IIS/mess about server.
    So i'll wack it on there and see how it goes.

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    Looks nice, but the specs are double that of any servers on my network.

    2gigs of ram? Our main server only has one, hang on, I wonder if thats why or net work is a bit on the slow side.

    Is this the response to the google search boxes?

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    Looks nice. My main question would be whether it can be integrated via an API into other applications - such as a school website in joomla, or SIMS.net etc...

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    Wow, that does look very nice. Shame you need silverlight to watch the videos (linux client here) but I get the idea. We have a spare server, quite a rarity, so I'll see if I can get the go ahead to get this set up.

    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Looks nice, but the specs are double that of any servers on my network.

    2gigs of ram? Our main server only has one, hang on, I wonder if thats why or net work is a bit on the slow side.

    Is this the response to the google search boxes?
    1GB of ram for your PDC is too low, imho. We have two and were (effectively) down to 1 gig for a short time when SQL server was memory leaking a gig and that did have a big impact.
    Last edited by bizzel; 16th January 2008 at 07:05 PM.

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    Not impressed tbh.
    I installed it on our IIS server. Made a staff level login for crawling.
    Gave it two places to crawl. Nothing but errors!?

    Plus, theres no 'search' interface for it for the staff.
    I was under the impression, perhaps wrongly, that i'd set it all up on the server, tell it where to search, then i could just drop an icon/shortcut in the staff areas called search, and that'd allow them to search.
    Instead, going to the url for it just brings up a vastly complex screen for the staff to use! and no obvious search faclility!?

    Am i doing something wrong here?

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    has anyone else tried using this yet? Kind of hoping that after a couple of months that people would be using it more and I could pick brains :-)

    I've now installed it several times using default settings and it just doesn't work (can't connect to database but no indication of why!). Using the manual install I can kind of get it working but it doesn't create a search site so I've tried to do it manually but not sure if I got it right. It appears to crawl OK but I can't get anything to be found from the index (even when I search for terms on pages which I know it's crawled).

    Just downloading the pre-configured VHD of it to see if that works...

    All I really want is a way to search Moodle content - has anyone done that successfully either with this or another tool?

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