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Using PowerShell, how do I enable and disable, for all users, the "Default Indexed Paths" and "Default Excluded Paths" policies of Group Policy for Windows Search in Windows 7?

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BYE
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Surely the best method for that is to use Group Policy?!? :)
Answered 05/30/2010 by: VBScab
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Surely the best method for that is to use Group Policy?!? :)


Unfortunately, I have often activate and deactivate these policies on many non-networked computers. So, I decided to create two scripts that respectively enable and disable these two policies. So, anyone have any ideas on how to create these two scripts?

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Answered 05/30/2010 by: balubeto
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Since GP settings are recorded in the registry, you should be able to locate a script which will set registry values and edit the keys and values accordingly.
Answered 05/30/2010 by: VBScab
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Since GP settings are recorded in the registry, you should be able to locate a script which will set registry values and edit the keys and values accordingly.


I tried this script:


md "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\DefaultIndexedPaths" -Force
cd "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\DefaultIndexedPaths"
New-ItemProperty . -Name 'file:///Included-directory' -Value 'file:///Included-directory'

md "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\DefaultExcludedPaths"
cd "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\DefaultExcludedPaths"
New-ItemProperty . -Name 'file:///Excluded-directory' -Value 'file:///Excluded-directory'

but does not work because the "Default Indexed Paths" and "Default Excluded Paths" policies are always "not configured". Why?

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BYE
Answered 05/31/2010 by: balubeto
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I'd love to help you but my PowerShell skills are pretty rudimentary at the moment. Perhaps you could pose your question on the Microsoft Scripting Guy forum...?
Answered 05/31/2010 by: VBScab
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Reading [url=http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/60fdd642-6c2c-493b-887f-6213ca01cfd5]this thread[/url], I assume that the script, reaching my goal, is:


md "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\CurrentPolicies\DefaultIndexedPaths" -Force
cd "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\CurrentPolicies\DefaultIndexedPaths"
New-ItemProperty . -Name 'file:///<indexing_directory>' -Value 'file:///<indexing_directory>'
md "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\DefaultIndexedPaths" -Force
cd "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\DefaultIndexedPaths"
New-ItemProperty . -Name 'file:///<indexing_directory>' -Value 'file:///<indexing_directory>'

md "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\CurrentPolicies\DefaultExcludedPaths"
cd "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\CurrentPolicies\DefaultExcludedPaths"
New-ItemProperty . -Name 'file:///<not_indexing_directory>' -Value 'file:///<not_indexing_directory>'
md "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\DefaultExcludedPaths"
cd "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\DefaultExcludedPaths"
New-ItemProperty . -Name 'file:///<not_indexing_directory>' -Value 'file:///<not_indexing_directory>'


Right?

THANKS

BYE
Answered 06/01/2010 by: balubeto
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