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

  • From: IT Support <it@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 07:45:58 +0000

 Hi All,
Thanks for your tips - i've installed Lookout on a Citrix 4.5 box for testing 
and it is working fairly good, but performance takes a huge hit when the index 
is running.
Does anyone have any tips / best practices?

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Evan Mann
Sent: 05 December 2008 16:02
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Outlook 2007 Instant Search - Windows Desktop Search

To report on my links below. I installed Lookout 1.3.0 with Outlook closed.  I 
then copied in the modified lookout.dll and Inventures_Olk.dll into the install 
directory and overwrote the originals. I opened up Outlook and the Lookout 
wizard opened.  Lookout is currently indexing right now.. There were various 
blog replies about people having issues on XP and Vista, but not others, but 
all looks well for me thus far.

It founds my PST's and additional mailboxes. I am using Outlook 2007 SP1 on XP 
SP3.  I don't have any extra Add-ins installed into Outlook except for whatever 
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i installed.

if this works as advertised (won't know 100% until indexing is done), I will be 
a very happy person, and will say bye-bye to WDS!

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Evan Mann
Sent: 05 December 2008 15:37
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Outlook 2007 Instant Search - Windows Desktop Search

Download link for Lookout 1.3.0 (was the last release);


In my searching, I just found the following article on getting Lookout to work 
in Outlook 2007


And looking into the November 2008 replies, the following updated method:


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.

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

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<mailto: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).

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.

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.

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
[mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>] On Behalf 
Of IT Support
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2008 9:45 AM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>'
Subject: [THIN] Outlook 2007 Instant Search - Windows Desktop Search

Hello List,

What solutions do you use for Outlook 2007 Instant Search? Have any of you 
tried installed WDS (Windows Desktop Search) ?

System is Citrix Presentation Server 4.5, Office 2007 sp1.

We are having a torrid time getting anything working - turns out our users like 
to search lots!



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