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FAQ: Indexing Uncached Exchange mailboxes

by Brandon on November 2nd, 2006

WDS 3.0 and Windows Vista can index uncached Exchange mailboxes, but this functionality is disabled by default.  It needs to be enabled via group policy.

If you’re not in a group-policy managed environment (or your administrator does not set this setting), you can enable it by creating a DWORD registry key in:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
called “PreventIndexingUncachedExchangeFolders” and setting it to a value of 0.

From → WDS FAQ

8 Comments
  1. Is there a new adm that includes settings for WDS V3?
    thanks,jb

  2. cannedsoda permalink

    Uh, I’m sure your Exchange Admins wouldn’t want this enabled. At least I wouldn’t…

  3. If the Exchange Admin enforces this via Group Policy – the user will not be able to enable indexing of uncached servers, regardless of this setting.

  4. Gary jones permalink

    This did not work for me. I added the registry, rebooted
    and still just see the pst files.

    I am using Vista and Outlook 2007 in online mode.
    I then installed Office Sp1 but it still only shows pst files.

    Does this work with outlook 2007? Any suggestions?
    Thanks.

  5. TimJing permalink

    Which registry key to add to allow all users to default to search a network drive. Like a M: drive if GP is not being used.

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