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Windows Home Server: Full-text search and automatic indexing

One of the cool features of Windows Home Server is that it automatically indexes the contents of all of the documents that you or other members of your family or home-based business store in the Shared Folders on the home server.  As a user, you can quickly search for documents from within your home using Windows Explorer or from outside of your home using from the Windows Home Server Remote Access user interface. 

If you click on the “Shared Folders on Server” shortcut on the desktop of your home computer, Windows Explorer will show a list of all of the Shared Folders available on your home server.  Simply enter a word or set  of words in the Search area in the upper right corner and the results will be displayed.  The full-text search capabilities will present results where the word(s) you enter are inside of a document or file, or simply just part of the name of the file or folder. 

Additionally, if you access your home server while away from home you can also search for documents stored on your home server.  After logging in and navigating to the Shared Folders tab, you will see a Search area in the upper right corner.  Simply enter a word or set of words in the Search area, and you will be quickly presented with a set of results.

Next time that you forget which Shared Folder you stored a document in, use Search to quickly find it whether you are using a PC at home, or accessing your Shared Folders using the built-in Remote Access capabilities of Windows Home Server.

Source:→ WHS Blog

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