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Post 1511 to 1607 Upgrade, System Must Be Reindexed

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  • We're testing the 1511 to 1607 upgrade and discovered that after the upgrade the index is lost requiring re-indexing of the entire system.  This is particularly painful for Outlook as it takes quite a while for indexing to complete.

    Are others seeing this?

    Is this expected?  And if so, what's the cause/reasoning behind that?

    Windows 10 1511 to 1607
    Office 2016 Pro Plus MSI (not C2R, not 365)


    • Edited by JuliusPIV Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:48 PM
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 4:10 PM

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  • Hi Julius,

    Did you mean the Outlook is removed from index location?

    If yes, it didn't occur on my Windows that also upgrade from Windows 10 1511 to Windows 10 1607.

    Check if there are some office update installed during Windows upgrade.


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    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:52 AM
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  • Thanks for the response Karen_Hu!

    I clarified the original post because it's the system as a whole, not just Outlook, that needs to be re-indexed.  This is painful for our Outlook users since re-indexing takes a while.

    On v1511 prior to upgrading, Indexing Options will show 23k items and that indexing is complete.  Searches in Outlook work as expected returning all results.

    After the upgrade to v1607, Indexing Options will show almost nothing indexed (~2k) and that indexing is in progress and, as a result, any searches in Outlook result in the "Search results might be incomplete because items are being indexed." warning.

    Is it normal/expected for Windows 10 to have to completely rebuild the index after applying Feature Updates?


    • Edited by JuliusPIV Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:51 PM
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:47 PM
  • Hi,

    So was the Microsoft Outlook removed after upgrade?

    If no, this is normal behavior.

    In addition, what if you upgrade from Windows 10 1607 to Windows 10 1703?


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    Monday, April 10, 2017 9:00 AM
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  • Hey there Karen_Hu!

    The Office suite was not touched during the process so no, Outlook wasn't removed nor did we upgrade from, say 2013 to 2016. 

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 8:49 PM
  • Julius

      Did you make any progress on this issue Outlook indexing     I currently have a case with the same condition.

    secondly   Your case With the Outlook repairing after 1511 to 1607   got that one too.   Were you able to get anywhere with these two issues?

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:39 PM