Search of mapped drive returns partial file list

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by justmark, May 9, 2007.

  1. justmark

    justmark Guest

    I have a fileserver (Win2003 SP1) that if I do a local search for a filename
    with a variable, it returns all of the files. If however, I search from my
    workstation using a drive mapped to the same location, it only returns a very
    small set of matches.
    My users are experiencing this too (that's how I learned of the problem).
    They do a search, sometimes for a specific file, and it doesn't return
    anything. Out of desperation, they'll spend a lot of time digging around and
    eventually find the file. As a test, I mapped a drive letter right to the
    folder where a specific file existed, then ran a search for it and it didn't
    appear in the list returned by the search.
    I'm guessing this has to do with the indexing service? Any suggestions as
    to where I can look for problems or troubleshooting?

    justmark, May 9, 2007
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