Windows Server 2008 R2: Activate Windows Search Service
Windows Search is in default disabled on windows server. It only makes sense to install Windows Search on a server, if the server is a terminalserver with a lot of users, to improve the ease of operation.
– Install the role fileserver on your Windows Server 2008 R2 machine.
– In the installation wizard check “Windows Search”
– Let the installer finish, choose the harddisks you want to index.
– Check if the service is started.