Microsoft Windows Desktop Search

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Command Line
/passive or /u command-line option.
This provides you with a progress bar and warns you that a restart will occur if one is necessary

/quiet or /q command-line option, the installation can be completely silent.
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Note
1.Start at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/desktopsearch/enterprise/downloads.mspx

2.Get a copy of the Windows Desktop Search Administration Guide at the above site

3.Get a copy of the .adm file for Windows Group Policy. The installation installation configuration and client settings are configured in this Policy. The only switches for the executable are /Extract and /Passive.

4.Get a copy of the WindowsDesktopSearch-KB907371-V2X86-ENU.

5.Through MMC (Microsoft Management Console) add the snap in for Editing a Group Policy

6.Edit the adm file you downloaded in Notepad and removing the initial comments. Save it as WindowsDeskopSearch.adm

7.Import adm file into Local Computer Policy \ User Configuration \ Administrative Templates. Edit the Setup, Index, or Search settings as you see fit.

8.The settings are saved in HKCU\Software\Policies. In my case since I wasn’t passing these settings through Group Policy so I exported the registry keys.

9.You may want to add the Adobe PDF filter that allows for the search engine to search PDF files. ifilter60.exe

10.My three command lines in my VB script look like this:

Dim CMDLine(2)
'Adds the HKCU Policy settings for customizing this installation
CMDLine(0) = sRegEdit & Chr(34) & sSource & PackageName & "\DesktopSearch.reg" & Chr(34)
' Install standard captured MSI Install Package
CMDLine(1)= "C:\WINNT\i3\source\MSWindowsDesktopSearch206-XP-01\WindowsDesktopSearch-KB907371-x86-ENU.exe /passive"
' Installs a Vendor setup.exe
CMDLine(2)= Chr(34) & sSource & PackageName & "\Setup.exe" & Chr(34) & Chr(32) & "/S /f1" & Chr(34) & sSource & PackageName & "\response.iss" & Chr(34)

11. You will want to create your own custom settings but my Registry keys (from the Group Policy) looks like this [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\DesktopSearch]
"db"=dword:00000001
"FRW"=dword:00000001
"NoCEIP"=dword:00000001
"PreventCheckForUpdate"=dword:00000001

12. The uninstall string can be found in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Uninstall\Windows Search

Nice tool that will search the first mb of the content of the file. Make sure your clients know how to add drives to this tool and how important it is to reindex frequently.
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Note
1.Start at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/desktopsearch/enterprise/downloads.mspx

2.Get a copy of the Windows Desktop Search Administration Guide at the above site

3.Get a copy of the .adm file for Windows Group Policy. The installation installation configuration and client settings are configured in this Policy. The only switches for the executable are /Extract and /Passive.

4.Get a copy of the WindowsDesktopSearch-KB907371-V2X86-ENU.

5.Through MMC (Microsoft Management Console) add the snap in for Editing a Group Policy

6.Edit the adm file you downloaded in Notepad and removing the initial comments. Save it as WindowsDeskopSearch.adm

7.Import adm file into Local Computer Policy \ User Configuration \ Administrative Templates. Edit the Setup, Index, or Search settings as you see fit.

8.The settings are saved in HKCU\Software\Policies. In my case since I wasnÂ’t passing these settings through Group Policy so I exported the registry keys.

9.You may want to add the Adobe PDF filter that allows for the search engine to search PDF files. ifilter60.exe

10.My three command lines in my VB script look like this:

Dim CMDLine(2)
'Adds the HKCU Policy settings for customizing this installation
CMDLine(0) = sRegEdit & Chr(34) & sSource & PackageName & "\DesktopSearch.reg" & Chr(34)
' Install standard captured MSI Install Package
CMDLine(1)= "C:\WINNT\i3\source\MSWindowsDesktopSearch206-XP-01\WindowsDesktopSearch-KB907371-x86-ENU.exe /passive"
' Installs a Vendor setup.exe
CMDLine(2)= Chr(34) & sSource & PackageName & "\Setup.exe" & Chr(34) & Chr(32) & "/S /f1" & Chr(34) & sSource & PackageName & "\response.iss" & Chr(34)

11. You will want to create your own custom settings but my Registry keys (from the Group Policy) looks like this [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\DesktopSearch]
"db"=dword:00000001
"FRW"=dword:00000001
"NoCEIP"=dword:00000001
"PreventCheckForUpdate"=dword:00000001

12. The uninstall string can be found in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Uninstall\Windows Search

Nice tool that will search the first mb of the content of the file. Make sure your clients know how to add drives to this tool and how important it is to reindex frequently.
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Uninstall:

C:\Windows\$NtUninstallKB940157$\spuninst\spuninst.exe

optional /quiet /forcerestart
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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