Search Engine for DFS share RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,
    is it possibile indexing files that are in DFS share using an index engine?
    I need an advanced solution about indexing that permit for example to add tags.

    In the company there are three file servers and DFS, so users can use different share that are "spread" on these different three file servers (all of them are Windows Server 2016 DataCenter).

    I have seen that exists some open source solution, but I am not sure that is the right way to do it.
    An example is Apache Solr.

    Does exist a Microsoft solution?

    Thanks so much


    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:27 PM


All replies

  • Hi Federico,

    As far as I know Windows Search (Indexing) is not supported with DFS, so you would have to use another solution, most likely a third party solution.

    Best regards,

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    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:51 PM
  • I have done other research online and I have seen that:

    - Window Search on Windows Server is a role and it is not installed by default. Is it right? Can this role help me?

    - I saw that exist SharePoint server and it can help to do research.

    I need a software that works as search engine inside company to help users to search files. 



    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:48 PM
  • Microsoft SharePoint could be one alternative yes, you could ask more from the experts in the SharePoint forum:

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    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:01 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for sharing here!

    Thanks Leon for the proper advice and link address!

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    Best Regards,

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    Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:21 AM
  • Thanks so much for your reply and sharing!


    Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:37 AM
  • You're welcome!

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    Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:43 AM