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Windows Desktop Search has been released in an “Enterprise” version that allows for increased management, deployment, configuration and customization in a large environment.
Windows Desktop Search – enabled for the enterprise

The latest version of Windows Desktop Search (WDS) is optimized with features that help the enterprise IT manager easily customize, deploy and manage the installation of desktop search across all users and computers in their organization.

IT managers can expect the following benefits:

Fast Deployment

— Microsoft System Management Server support.

— Distribute WDS like other Windows components through the
    package installer (formerly update.exe).

— Control software updates.

Easy Manageability

— Support for Windows Group Policy.

— Support for multi-user environment & non-administrator

— Fully globalized product with Multilingual User Interface
    (MUI) support.

— Wide range of support options available for the enterprise

Integration with Enterprise Search Solutions

— Add "intranet" location to Windows Deskbar and Desktop
    Search results interface.

— Launch searches to products such as SharePoint
    Portal Server or Windows SharePoint Services.

Extensibility to New File Types and Data Sources

— Easily add new file types by writing IFilters.

— Easily add new data sources by writing protocol handlers.

— Integrate desktop search results into other business
    applications by using the desktop search APIs.

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 10:23 AM | Back to top

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