How do I enable Index Server in Windows 2000?

A. Index Server is installed by default if you install IIS on Windows 2000. To enable perform the following:

  1. Start the Computer Management MMC snap-in on the IIS server (Start - Programs - Administrative Tools - Computer Management)
  2. Expand the Server Applications and Services branch
  3. Right click on 'Indexing Service' and select Start
  4. Click Yes to the dialog asking if it should be started whenever the computer is started

That's all, you can now configure Index Server.

By default web sites are enabled for Index Server to change right click on the site in the Internet Services Manager MMC snap-in, select Properties, select the 'Home Directory' and check/uncheck 'Index this resource'.

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