WDS 3.01 has shipped!
Today we’ve released Windows Desktop Search 3.01 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. This release includes many bug fixes and improvements based on user feedback received since the release of WDS 3.0 last fall. Some users noticed the lack of UNC / network share indexing support in WDS 3.0 and insisted we put it back. So we did! The UNC / network share add-in is no longer a seperate downloaded and is included in WDS 3.01.
WDS 3.01 also brings back full Group Policy support (previously available in the WDS 2.6 Enterprise releases).
Special congratulations to the indexer team, many of whom worked some pretty heavy hours through January to make sure this release had that extra layer of polish on it. Thanks guys! Now go home already!
Group policy ADM file is included in the package. Run the installer with the /extract parameter to extract the contents directly.
There’s also an updated Advanced Query Reference for 3.x / Vista.
The WDS website and related docs are in the process of being updated as I write this.