Making the Windows Search indexer more aggressive

Posted: 06-07-2006, 12:13 PM
Hi

Is there any way to make the Windows Search indexer more aggressive? I've
looked at 'Indexing Options' but don't see any such option.

In Windows Desktop Search (WDS) for XP there were 2 specific options. 1 to
specify whether the indexer should kick in 'sooner' rather than waiting for
idle time to index changed or new files, and secondly you could manually via
the interface tell it to 'Index Now', i.e. index any outstanding files now
rather than waiting for idle time.

The indexer in Vista beta2 seems to be very 'polite', it's taking forever to
index my current email and files even though I'm not actively using the PC
all the time either.

Cheers

Making the Windows Search indexer more aggressive


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Sean McLeod
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Re: Making the Windows Search indexer more aggressive
Posted: 06-07-2006, 09:02 PM
I see there is a registry value 'UseLowPriorityConfiguration' on the
registry key:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search

And it is currently set to 1.

It's really locked down permission wise, only TrustedInstaller and the
WSearch account have write permission to the key. Administrators and
LocalSystem only have read access. So I haven't been able to easily change
it to 0 to see what effect it would have.

It just currently appears to be acting on a very very very low priority,
it's taken 14hrs to only index 10,000 items and the machine hasn't even been
used that heavily during this time.

Is there no other admin tool to tune this with other than hacking the
registry?

Cheers

"Sean McLeod" <seanmcleod@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
news:40817972-90AD-43D3-BE3F-39579898D0AF@microsoft.com...
> Hi
>
> Is there any way to make the Windows Search indexer more aggressive? I've
> looked at 'Indexing Options' but don't see any such option.
>
> In Windows Desktop Search (WDS) for XP there were 2 specific options. 1 to
> specify whether the indexer should kick in 'sooner' rather than waiting
> for idle time to index changed or new files, and secondly you could
> manually via the interface tell it to 'Index Now', i.e. index any
> outstanding files now rather than waiting for idle time.
>
> The indexer in Vista beta2 seems to be very 'polite', it's taking forever
> to index my current email and files even though I'm not actively using the
> PC all the time either.
>
> Cheers
Sean McLeod
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Re: Making the Windows Search indexer more aggressive
Posted: 06-08-2006, 07:15 PM
I changed that registry registry value and still no luck. The indexer is on
a go slow slow slow strike!

Don't see any obivous problems in the event log.

Any tips on resolving this?

Cheers

"Sean McLeod" <seanmcleod@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
news:7CCD0E33-DFCD-4999-B2D4-29371628D284@microsoft.com...
>I see there is a registry value 'UseLowPriorityConfiguration' on the
>registry key:
>
> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search
>
> And it is currently set to 1.
>
> It's really locked down permission wise, only TrustedInstaller and the
> WSearch account have write permission to the key. Administrators and
> LocalSystem only have read access. So I haven't been able to easily change
> it to 0 to see what effect it would have.
>
> It just currently appears to be acting on a very very very low priority,
> it's taken 14hrs to only index 10,000 items and the machine hasn't even
> been used that heavily during this time.
>
> Is there no other admin tool to tune this with other than hacking the
> registry?
>
> Cheers
>
> "Sean McLeod" <seanmcleod@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
> news:40817972-90AD-43D3-BE3F-39579898D0AF@microsoft.com...
>> Hi
>>
>> Is there any way to make the Windows Search indexer more aggressive? I've
>> looked at 'Indexing Options' but don't see any such option.
>>
>> In Windows Desktop Search (WDS) for XP there were 2 specific options. 1
>> to specify whether the indexer should kick in 'sooner' rather than
>> waiting for idle time to index changed or new files, and secondly you
>> could manually via the interface tell it to 'Index Now', i.e. index any
>> outstanding files now rather than waiting for idle time.
>>
>> The indexer in Vista beta2 seems to be very 'polite', it's taking forever
>> to index my current email and files even though I'm not actively using
>> the PC all the time either.
>>
>> Cheers
>
Zack Whittaker
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Re: Making the Windows Search indexer more aggressive
Posted: 06-08-2006, 07:52 PM
Nah - the Search in Vista Beta 2 is pretty crap to be honest. It'll be fixed
in later builds )

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"Sean McLeod" <seanmcleod@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
news:A516064D-AE44-4F5E-A3F2-157F8C5B6E40@microsoft.com...
>I changed that registry registry value and still no luck. The indexer is on
>a go slow slow slow strike!
>
> Don't see any obivous problems in the event log.
>
> Any tips on resolving this?
>
> Cheers
>
> "Sean McLeod" <seanmcleod@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
> news:7CCD0E33-DFCD-4999-B2D4-29371628D284@microsoft.com...
>>I see there is a registry value 'UseLowPriorityConfiguration' on the
>>registry key:
>>
>> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search
>>
>> And it is currently set to 1.
>>
>> It's really locked down permission wise, only TrustedInstaller and the
>> WSearch account have write permission to the key. Administrators and
>> LocalSystem only have read access. So I haven't been able to easily
>> change it to 0 to see what effect it would have.
>>
>> It just currently appears to be acting on a very very very low priority,
>> it's taken 14hrs to only index 10,000 items and the machine hasn't even
>> been used that heavily during this time.
>>
>> Is there no other admin tool to tune this with other than hacking the
>> registry?
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> "Sean McLeod" <seanmcleod@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
>> news:40817972-90AD-43D3-BE3F-39579898D0AF@microsoft.com...
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> Is there any way to make the Windows Search indexer more aggressive?
>>> I've looked at 'Indexing Options' but don't see any such option.
>>>
>>> In Windows Desktop Search (WDS) for XP there were 2 specific options. 1
>>> to specify whether the indexer should kick in 'sooner' rather than
>>> waiting for idle time to index changed or new files, and secondly you
>>> could manually via the interface tell it to 'Index Now', i.e. index any
>>> outstanding files now rather than waiting for idle time.
>>>
>>> The indexer in Vista beta2 seems to be very 'polite', it's taking
>>> forever to index my current email and files even though I'm not actively
>>> using the PC all the time either.
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>
>

 
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