I wanted to create a quick post to highlight some of the key improvements in Policy and Security for Windows Search 4.0. We released Windows Search 4.0 for the desktop a few months back, to help get everyone up to speed on the versions, I wanted outline a brief timeline of the different versions we had:
So that brings us to the most current version: Windows Search 4.0.
Windows search 4.0 is the next update for XP and Windows Vista, and has some dramatic improvements in performance, and IT management. They have re-addressed several key customer concerns, including support for indexing encrypted files. Moreover, performance and stability were key focus areas in this update. As you can see we have quite a few excellent enhancements to the tool.
We have added several new group policy settings and below is a list of some of the new settings:
We have also taken into account a lot of the index security considerations. Windows Search 4.0 really does a great job around the privacy and security of the index. Here is a list of the main index security considerations: