Disable Indexing for Mount Points RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I am looking for a way to disable indexing on mountpoints. I have the below script to disable indexing on drive letters but I cannot figure out how to do this for moint ponts. Any help is appreciated.

    function Disable-Indexing {
        $obj = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Volume -Filter "DriveLetter='$Drive'"
        $indexing = $obj.IndexingEnabled
        if("$indexing" -eq $True){
            write-host "Disabling indexing of drive $Drive"
            $obj | Set-WmiInstance -Arguments @{IndexingEnabled=$False} | Out-Null

    #Disable Drive Indexing on C:\

    Disable-Indexing "C:"

    Thanks Gaz.

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1:05 PM

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  • $v = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Volume -Filter "DriveLetter='D:'"
    $v.IndexingEnabled = $false


    • Proposed as answer by BOfH-666 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:47 PM
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:15 PM
  • We can also do this like this:

    Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_Volume -Filter "DriveLetter='D:'" |
        Set-CimInstance -Property @{IndexingEnabled=$false}


    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:55 PM
  • Thanks for the info. One of the issues that I am having is that the Mount Points are not associated to any driver letter so when I filter by drive letter I can disable indexing for that drive letter but it does not disable indexing for the mount points. If I run Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Volume the output I get for a mount point is below.

    Is there a way I an filter by Caption or Name?  Can I filter for Null if the driverletter has no info?

    __GENUS                      : 2
    __CLASS                      : Win32_Volume
    __SUPERCLASS                 : CIM_StorageVolume
    __DYNASTY                    : CIM_ManagedSystemElement
    __RELPATH                    : Win32_Volume.DeviceID=
    __PROPERTY_COUNT             : 44
    __DERIVATION                 : {CIM_StorageVolume, CIM_StorageExtent, CIM_LogicalDevice, CIM_LogicalElement..
    __SERVER                     : TEST123
    __NAMESPACE                  : root\cimv2
    __PATH                       : \\TEST123\root\cimv2:Win32_Volume.DeviceID="\\\\?\\Volume{abc123}\\"
    Access                       :
    Automount                    : True
    Availability                 :
    BlockSize                    : 65536
    BootVolume                   : False
    Capacity                     : 8001389854720
    Caption                      : D:\testvol\Vol25\
    Compressed                   :
    ConfigManagerErrorCode       :
    ConfigManagerUserConfig      :
    CreationClassName            :
    Description                  :
    DeviceID                     : \\?\Volume{abc123}\
    DirtyBitSet                  : False
    DriveLetter                  :
    DriveType                    : 3
    ErrorCleared                 :
    ErrorDescription             :
    ErrorMethodology             :
    FileSystem                   : ReFS
    FreeSpace                    : 7959582146560
    IndexingEnabled              :
    InstallDate                  :
    Label                        : Vol25
    LastErrorCode                :
    MaximumFileNameLength        : 255
    Name                         : D:\TEST123\Vol25\

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 4:09 PM
  • Mount points are not indexed by default.


    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 4:13 PM
  • Thanks again. It does appear to be disabled according to the PowerShell output. This may be a questions for another forum but do you have any idea why the GUI is showing it as enabled? 

    The mount points are located on D:\ and indexing has been disabled for the D:\ drive and all subfolder/files.

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 4:23 PM
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