Benefits of Exchange public folder indexing

Brien Posey
Indexing makes hunting for information in the public folder store a lot easier.

Compare a normal public folder search to reading page by page through an entire book looking for a single word. Once indexing has been implemented, the search is like looking for a word in a book's index and then going straight to the correct page.

Not only does indexing speed the search process up, but attachments can be indexed. By default, Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are indexed; so are HTML, text, and embedded MIME message files.

Tutorial: Indexing Exchange Server public folder content


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 Part 1: How to create an Exchange public folder index
 Part 2: How to populate an Exchange public folder index
 Part 3: How to update an Exchange public folder index
 Part 4: Benefits of Exchange public folder indexing
 Part 5: Performance considerations for Exchange public folder indexing
 Part 6: Related links

Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Windows 2000 Server and IIS. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, he has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies.

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