Hi, I'm new to Exchange 2000 and would like to seek your views on the following: (1) Is MS Search service necessary if we do not have Full-Index capability enabled and we're not running any SQL related applications on a server (which is solely meant for E2K)?? How does this differ if now I'm running E2K in a "clustered" environment (i.e using MS Cluster Solution) as I understand there is a configured "cluster MS Search resource" we have in the cluster servers? Thank you in advance for your help. Terry Visit our website at http://www.ubswarburg.com This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The sender therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message which arise as a result of e-mail transmission. If verification is required please request a hard-copy version. This message is provided for informational purposes and should not be construed as a solicitation or offer to buy or sell any securities or related financial instruments.