sponsored by Global Knowledge
Posted:  10 Feb 2009
Published:  10 Feb 2009
Format:  PDF
Length:  9  Page(s)
Type:  White Paper
Language:  English

Microsoft has provided several search tools in recent versions of Windows, and it's been a fairly confusing journey. However, Windows Search 4.0 is the current iteration of what Microsoft would call a "desktop" search service, and Search Server 2008 (either full or express) is Microsoft's "enterprise" search service (assuming you're not using SharePoint). Windows Search 4.0 may be enough horsepower for many small and medium-sized organizations, and the free Search Server 2008 Express Edition may be attractive for firms that need the power of enterprise-class searching without the cost.


Glenn Weadock
Instructor ,  Global Knowledge
Glenn Weadock is a longtime instructor for Global Knowledge and teaches Vista, Server 2008, and Active Directory. He has most recently codeveloped with Mark two advanced Server 2008 classes in the Microsoft Official Curriculum. Glenn also consults through his Colorado-based company Independent Software, Inc. and is the author of 18 computer books.

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