[THIN] Re: Outlook 2007 Instant Search - Windows Desktop Search

8GB mailbox size = wow.

I can't even imagine the type of horsepower you would need on an exchange
server(s) let alone storage capacity on a SAN to support 8GB mailbox sizes,
but i imagine that's the future and present, depending on type of business

We're discussing bumping all staff to 1GB and executive 5GB limits. So I
guess i'll be facing the same dilemma other people are facing right now.



On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 10:49 AM, Nick Smith <nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  Just to add to the conversation, we've enabled Desktop Search on 3
> Terminal Servers, as Outlook 2007 search is basically broken without it. On
> one, 40+ users at a time, no problem. On another, 8 users, no problems. On
> a  third, 10 users, absolute disaster as it basically used up all CPU. 10
> users =10 Indexing thread, each throttled to 10% by Threadmaster, = unusable
> TS.
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> In fairness, these users have never deleted anything and their mailboxes
> are up around 3-8GBs each or so, but we nearly lost them as a client –
> though that was our fault, they're very twitchy about slowness and complain
> every moment their broadband blinks, so we kinda ignored their slowness
> complaints for a while…
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> *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *Evan Mann
> *Sent:* 05 December 2008 15:37
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> *To:* thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [THIN] Re: Outlook 2007 Instant Search - Windows Desktop Search
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> Download link for Lookout 1.3.0 (was the last release);
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> http://majorgeeks.com/Lookout_d4808.html
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> In my searching, I just found the following article on getting Lookout to
> work in Outlook 2007
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> http://www.belshe.com/2007/12/06/how-to-install-lookout-on-outlook-2007/
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> And looking into the November 2008 replies, the following updated method:
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> http://www.wirwar.com/blog/2008/01/22/search-e-mail-at-lightspeed-using-lookout-with-outlook-2007/
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> There's various other links, methods, patches, etc., but people seem to be
> pretty  gungho on keeping Lookout search working in Outlook 2007.  I think
> I'm going to uninstall WDS and go back to Lookout using these methods.
>
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> *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *Harry Singh
> *Sent:* Friday, December 05, 2008 10:10 AM
> *To:* thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [THIN] Re: Outlook 2007 Instant Search - Windows Desktop Search
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> Great Feedback Evan.
>
> I actually used Copernic Desktop Search for outlook, but their recent
> upgrade has actually regressed some functionality and it's actually not even
> tolerable at this point.
>
> where can i get lookout ? as i'm currently running outlook 2k3.
>
> I've heard that one needs to be wary of the desktop search engines when it
> comes to outlook connecting to an Exchange box as it could possible lead to
> unnecessary overhead on the server side..
>
>  On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 10:00 AM, Evan Mann <emann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> I was an avid user of Lookout Search under Outlook 2003, simply the best
> thing out there.  Small, lean, QUICK. When I upgraded to Office 2007 I was
> stuck in that Lookout doesn't work.  Since MS purchased Lookout Software, I
> figured the search capabilities of WDS combined with Outlook 2007 would be
> just as good.  So I broke down and installed WDS and configured it to index
> nothing but Outlook (slows down my computer too much for file system
> indexing).
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> Verdict?  Not as good as Lookout.  Nowhere near as fast to pull up search
> results, WAY more intensive overhead on the system.  That being said, it's
> VASTLY superior to using the built in Outlook 2007 search without WDS.
>
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> I haven't looked into any other options.   I believe the MSN toolbar has
> integrated search capabilities that are supposed to work with Outlook, but I
> have always assumed it would be exactly the same as if you had WDS
> installed.  Maybe not?    I'm disappointed that MS screwed the pooch on
> integrating Lookout search technology in the way they did.  They should have
> simply integrated Lookout into Outlook 2007 and not required WDS.
>
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> *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *IT Support
> *Sent:* Friday, December 05, 2008 9:45 AM
> *To:* 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> *Subject:* [THIN] Outlook 2007 Instant Search - Windows Desktop Search
>
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> Hello List,
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>
> What solutions do you use for Outlook 2007 Instant Search? Have any of you
> tried installed WDS (Windows Desktop Search) ?
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> System is Citrix Presentation Server 4.5, Office 2007 sp1.
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> We are having a torrid time getting anything working – turns out our users
> like to search lots!
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> Tia.
>
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>
> Jaime.
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