Windows Search 4.0 now through Windows Update

Posted by bink on July 23 2008, 8:53 PM. Posted in Windows Update.

Windows Search 4.0 lets you perform an instant search of your computer. Windows Search 4.0 helps you find and preview documents, e-mail messages, music files, photos, and other items on the computer. The search engine in Windows Search 4.0 is a Microsoft Windows service that is also used by programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Office OneNote 2007. You can use this search engine to index a program's content and to obtain instant results when you search in a particular program. Windows Search 4.0 includes the following improvements:
Support for indexing encrypted documents of local file systems
Reduced affect on Microsoft Exchange when you index e-mail in online mode, and there is no local cache (.ost)
Support for indexing online delegate mailboxes
Support for client-to-client remote query to shared indexed locations
Improved indexing performance
Faster previewer updates for Windows XP
Per-user Group Policy settings
Windows software updates for Watson errors
Support for the following new enterprise Group Policy objects:

Computer policies

Prevent adding Universal Naming Convention (UNC) locations to index from Control Panel
Prevent customizing indexed locations in Control Panel
Prevent automatically adding shared folders to the index
Allow for indexing of encrypted files
Disable indexer back-off
Prevent clients from querying the index remotely
Allow for indexing of online delegate mailboxes
Prevent adding user-specified locations to the All Locations menu
Enable throttling for online mail indexing

Per-user policies

Prevent adding UNC locations to the index from Control Panel
Prevent customizing indexed locations in Control Panel
Prevent indexing certain paths
Default indexed paths
Default excluded paths
Windows Search 4.0 packages include the following:
The Group Policy template (Search.adm or Search.admx /l) for managing Group Policy objects that span multiple versions of Windows Desktop Search and Windows Search
The Add-in for Files on Microsoft Networks for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 packages This add-in is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
918996 ( Availability of the Windows Desktop Search add-in for Files on Microsoft Networks
This add-in lets Windows Search index redirected "My Documents" folders. This add-in also lets Windows Search index shared items on remote networks. By default, this add-in is included for supported 32-bit operating systems.
When you install the Windows Search 4.0 packages, you also install the following items:
XmlLite For more information about XmlLite, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
915865 ( The XmlLite update package is available for 32-bit versions of Windows XP with Service Pack 2
914783 ( The XmlLite update package is available for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
IFiltersFor more information about IFilters, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
915800 ( A hotfix is available for Windows Desktop Search document IFilters in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003