I've been trying to find information online. As near as I can tell, indexing
network shares was removed from Vista at some point during the beta/RC cycle.
One comment by a developer suggests that the reason is that it doesn't scale
well for hundreds of users to be reaching into the same folders continuously.
That may be true, but I work with businesses that have 15-20 users who
immediately realized the power of finding company documents instantly with
Windows Desktop Search. This single omission will cause them to postpone or
It makes me wonder if Microsoft's promotional language is out of date. For
example, on the Vista web site: "Windows Vista helps organizations
effectively manage complex data collections and provides new search
capabilities so that users can quickly find almost anything on their computer
_or company servers_."
That isn't really true, is it?