It can be done! By default, the search function built into Windows Vista will only search indexing local volumes and directories. You may have some file shares, however, that contain a large number of documents that you would like to rapidly search.
Here is how you enable the Windows Vista instant search to index file shares:
Additional WDS Links:
Additional add-ins for Windows Desktop Search
Windows Desktop Search 3.0 Admin Guide
Windows Desktop Search 3.01 for Windows Server 2003 (KB917013)
Windows Desktop Search 3.01 for Windows XP (KB917013)
Thanks for this tip, I applied it and I'm quite disapointed even if it works : only the filenames are indexed... not the content of the file...
Any idea ? I'm seriously considering to go back to Google Desktop as this feature is extremely important for me...