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    Search Server 2008 Express (x86)

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    Bring enterprise search to your organization quickly and easily for FREE with Microsoft® Search Server 2008 Express.
    • Version:

      2

      File Name:

      SearchServerExpress.exe

      Date Published:

      12/18/2009

      File Size:

      379.6 MB

        Search doesn’t have to be complicated
        Bring enterprise search to your organization quickly and easily for FREE with Microsoft® Search Server 2008 Express. As an IT professional, you need a search solution that allows you to deliver the simple, easy-to-use experience your users expect while helping to meet the security and manageability requirements your IT environment demands. The download on this page has been updated to include Service Pack 2.

        Note: In order to install Search Server 2008 Express on Windows Server 2008 R2, you must use this download. Previously available versions will not install.

        Product Highlights
        Quick to download and set up
        • Reduce your risk in choosing a search solution by starting with a free, full application you can download and set up to meet your needs immediately
        • Go from downloading to searching in minutes with a streamlined setup process
        Easy to configure and maintain
        • Review common administrative tasks, search status, and settings in a single view
        • Manage content sources and search scopes, authoritative sources, key words, best bets, and other configurable relevancy settings through a powerful, easy-touse management console
        • Index common information sources with Indexing Connectors for file servers, Web sites, Microsoft SharePoint® sites, Microsoft Exchange Server public folders, as well as EMC Documentum, IBM FileNet, and Lotus Notes repositories
        • Monitor search performance and improve search relevance with query and results reporting
        • Help ensure that only the right people can find information with a search engine that utilizes your user authentication infrastructure for enhanced security
        Powerful enough to meet your search needs
        • Empower your users to quickly find the information they need through a familiar, Web search-style interface
        • Deploy a search capability optimized for business data to deliver highly relevant results across intranet and public-facing Web site content
        • Scale your deployment to meet your needs with no preset document limits and continuous index propagation
        • Easily upgrade to a multiserver topology with Microsoft Search Server 2008 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 as your enterprise search needs evolve
        For more information on Microsoft enterprise search products, please visit www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Standard

        • To use Microsoft® Search Server 2008 Express, you need:
          • Computer with a 2.5 GHz or faster processor; dual processors that are each 3 GHz or faster are recommended
          • 2 GB of RAM; 4 GB of RAM or more recommended
          • Hard-disk space:
            • Minimum: NTFS-formatted partition with 3 GB of available space
            • Recommended: NTFS-formatted partition with 3 GB of available space and additional free space for your Web sites
          • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 with ASP.NET 2.0 enabled
          • Microsoft Windows® SharePoint ® Services 3.0
          • Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation Runtime Components
          • DVD-ROM drive or a local or network-accessible drive to which you can copy the entire contents of the Microsoft Search Server 2008 setup CD-ROM
          • Super VGA (1024 x 768) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
          • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
          • 56 Kbps or faster network connection between client computers and server
          • Internet functionality requires Internet access (fees may apply)
          For Windows SharePoint Services client operations (such as viewing a SharePoint site):
          • Microsoft Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista ® operating system with Microsoft Internet Explorer ® 6 or later, Firefox 1.5 or later, or Netscape 8.1 or later
          For Internet access, Windows SharePoint Services site administration, or Form Filing:
          • Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista operating system with Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox 1.5 or later, or Netscape 8.1 or later
          • UNIX/Linux with Firefox 1.5 or later, or Netscape 7.2 or later
          • Mac OS X with Firefox 1.5 or later, or Safari 2.0 or later
          For e-mail notifications, any one of the following:
          • Internet Message Access Protocol 4 (IMAP4)
          • MAPI-compliant messaging software
          • Internet Simple Mail Transfer Protocol/Post Office Protocol 3 (SMTP/POP3)

          Note: Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express can be installed on one computer only. It supports an unlimited number of Web front-end servers, but only one application server.
          Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install.
      • To install this download:
        1. Download the file by clicking the Download button (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
        2. Double-click the program file you downloaded to your hard disk to start the Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express installation.
        3. From the splash screen, you can follow the link to read the installation instructions. These instructions are also available through Microsoft TechNet.


        Instructions for use:

        1. Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express contains user assistance content which can be accessed by clicking the help links on any admin page. On the Search Administration homepage, there are direct links to help topics for common tasks.
        2. Additional online documentation can be accessed on the Microsoft TechNet site for Microsoft Search Server 2008.

        3. For further information about Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express, including links to online forums and bug reporting, visit the product website.
        To uninstall this download:
        1. On the Start menu, point to Settings and then click Control Panel.
        2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
        3. In the list of currently installed programs, select Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express and then click Remove or Add/Remove. If a dialog box appears, follow the instructions to remove the program.
        4. Click Yes or OK to confirm that you want to remove the program.

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