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Disable indexing for all Vista users?

    Question

  • Is there a way to create a deployable Vista Business image with indexing disabled or removed?

    Perhaps an Unattend.xml setting in WSIM, or through the registry?

    The sensative nature of the business I work for requires this to be disabled/removed from all Vista clients.

     

    -thanks

    Thursday, March 27, 2008 2:07 PM

Answers

  • What about turning the startup mode of the Windows Search Service to disabled?

    You could do it during audit mode, and capture an image for deployment, or just make the change in the registry via a first logon command.

     

    Code Snippet

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WSearch]
    "Start"=dword:00000004

     

     

    Code Snippet

    reg import regFile.reg

     

     

    You could even add it as an application to your MD toolkit, and include it as a required application in the rules, or task sequence. Just make the above reg file as the programs source files, and then put the second code snippit as your "Quiet install command"
    Friday, March 28, 2008 5:07 PM

All replies

  • What about turning the startup mode of the Windows Search Service to disabled?

    You could do it during audit mode, and capture an image for deployment, or just make the change in the registry via a first logon command.

     

    Code Snippet

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WSearch]
    "Start"=dword:00000004

     

     

    Code Snippet

    reg import regFile.reg

     

     

    You could even add it as an application to your MD toolkit, and include it as a required application in the rules, or task sequence. Just make the above reg file as the programs source files, and then put the second code snippit as your "Quiet install command"
    Friday, March 28, 2008 5:07 PM
  • Thank you for the reply!

     

    Seems my employers have decided they want to keep indexing (to a limited extent).

    We use cash mode for Outlook 2007 enterprise on Vista Business.

    They now would like to have only the offline indexing of email turned off for all users.

     

     

    Monday, March 31, 2008 7:53 PM