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Windows Desktop Search 3.01 for Windows Server 2003 (KB917013)

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  • Version: 917013
  • Category: Update
  • Language: English

Windows Desktop Search 3.01 is an updated component of Windows that enables instant search on your computer.

  • Windows Desktop Search (WDS) 3.01 is a minor update to Windows Desktop Search 3.0 that adds: support for indexing UNC files, additional support for enterprise deployment, and stability improvements. WDS 3.01 installs on Windows XP and Window Server 2003, but is not needed for Windows Vista since the WDS component is already included in Vista. Windows Desktop Search 3.01 helps you to find, preview, and use your documents, e-mail, music, photos, and other items. The search engine in Windows Desktop Search 3.01 is a Windows service that is also used by applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and OneNote 2007 to index application content and deliver instant results when searching within that application.

    If you choose to install and use Windows Desktop Search, you can search for e-mail, documents and other files located on your computer. No information about the files on your computer will be sent to Microsoft as part of this process. Instead, Windows Desktop Search will index the content of your computer and store the index file on your computer. You can customize Windows Desktop Search to index only specified folders on your computer. Windows Desktop search will not store copies of e-mail or documents after they are deleted. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    Note   WDS 3.01 can be installed as a new install or as an upgrade from 02.05.xxxx, 02.06.xxxx or 03.00.0000. On an upgrade from 03.00.0000, you will not need to rebuild your index.

    This download package can be installed via update.exe or MSI. Both of these include the ADM File and Add-in for Files on Microsoft Networks.

    After you install these items, you may have to restart your computer.
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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Installation Instructions

    1. To start the download, click the Download button at the top of this page and then do one of the following, or select another language from Change Language and then click Change.

      • Click Run to start the installation immediately.

      • Click Save to copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time.

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