Indexing Service Creating Too Many Temporary Files

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Jonathan, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan Guest

    I've setup Indexing Server and several IFilters (Microsoft and 3rd Party) on
    a Premium install. The catalog is stored on a non-system drive.

    Soon after the install I noticed that an enormous number (2 or more Gigs) of
    bitmap files began to appear in the "%System%\Temp" folder. There will be
    anywhere between 1 to 20 bitmap images per folder. Each folder appears to
    have a GUID (or something like it) name. There were thousands of folders.

    We turned off the indexing service and deleted the folders and files. While
    the service remained off (several days) no new files appeared. After turning
    the service back on, the files appeared again.

    By the way, I showed the files to several employees and no one had any clues
    what they were from. Many were in various languages. To me they looked like
    some kind of technical drawings (I.e. AutoCAD, etc.) of which we had a lot.
    What ever they were thumbnails of might have been some kind of tutorial files
    or something.

    Anyone have any ideas why the Indexing Service would do this or how to fix
    it? The only 3rd party Ifilters we use is one from Adobe and one for AutoCAD
    files (CAD & Company Group)


    Jonathan, Apr 1, 2005
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  2. Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks for using the SBS newsgroup.

    As your description, I understand that when you start the indexing service,
    there will be many files in the temp folder, you want to solve this issue.
    If I misunderstood your concerns, please let me know.

    In order to isolate the problem, please help perform the steps below:

    1. Please try to start the Indexing service without any third part
    filter to see if the problem still existed?
    2. Please also make sure that you store the indexing files on the
    other driver, please refer to the following KB for more detailed
    308202 HOW TO: Create and Configure a Catalog for Indexing

    More info:

    317586 HOW TO: Optimize Indexing Service Performance in Windows 2000

    I appreciate your time to perform the tests, if you have any further
    questions, please let me know. I am standing by to help you.

    Best regards,

    Charles Yang (MSFT)

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    Charles Yang [MSFT], Apr 4, 2005
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