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March 31, 2008

Micorsoft Desktop search and MOSS

Filed under: MOSS, Search — Tags: , — stephenmuller @ 3:15 am

Well the preview of Desktop search has been released.  You can get it here..

Windows XP people can now add a search to their MOSS search center. It is less than complete I feel. Ideally I think it would have been good to include the search results in the desktop search results rather than in the Sharepoint search center. Although that may change down the track.

I would like to be able to search my local AND Sharepoint.

I followed these rules but I guess XP is different to Vista so this is what I did (I copied a little from the previous site, sorry)

  • Click on Start Button
  • Type Gpedit.msc, Group Policy Editor will open (Click Allow if prompted for elevated privileges)
  • Navigate down and expand the following tree nodes: User Configuration – Administrative Templates – Windows Components – Search
  • Double Click “Add primary intranet search location”
  • Choose to “Enable”
  • Enter :
    MOSS Search,http://yourmossurlhere/searchcenter/pages/results.aspx?s=Intranet&k=%w
  • Click OK
  • Close Group Policy Editor
  • Reboot or run the following command in a command window as Administrator – Gpupdate /force

You can also add some secondry ones but they are not as visible as the primary. Bring on version 5.

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1 Comment »

  1. It’s in machine configuratio, not user configuration. The WDS4 installer puts search.adm policy file in %windir%\inf\search.adm which you can import into AD group policy.

    Comment by Alex — October 21, 2008 @ 12:31 pm


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