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    Search Server 2008 Trial (x86)

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    Microsoft® Search Server 2008 offers an enterprise-ready search solution that empowers your people to find the information they need.
    • Version:

      2

      File Name:

      SearchServerFull.exe

      Date Published:

      12/18/2009

      File Size:

      379.1 MB

        Empower your people to find and act on information.

        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. Microsoft® Search Server 2008 offers an enterprise-ready search solution that empowers your people to find the information they need. The download on this page has been updated to include Service Pack 2.

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

        Product Highlights

        Find and act on your information
        • Empower your users to quickly find the information they need through a familiar Search Center interface
        • Deploy a search capability optimized for business data to deliver highly relevant results across intranet and public-facing Web site content
        • Pinpoint the most relevant information you need with recommended best bets, authoritative sources, term definitions, hit highlighting, duplicate collapsing, search alerts, and query correction
        • Build upon a familiar user interface and application platform that lets you customize your search experience and the actions you can take on your search results

        Grow and extend your search solution
        • 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
        • Federate your searches to indexes in other data repositories, applications, and services using the Open Search standard
        • Scale your deployment to meet your needs with no preset document limits and continuous index propagation

        Help secure and manage your search deployment
        • 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-to-use management console
        • Maintain high availability and load balancing using a variety of topologies; configure multiple Web, query, and clustered database servers
        • 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 security

        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


        • This software is intended for evaluation and planning purposes only. If you plan to install the software on your primary computer, it is recommended that you back up your existing data prior to installation.


        • To use Microsoft® Search Server 2008 Evaluation, you need:
          • Computer with a 2.5 GHz or faster processor; dual processors that are each 3 GHz or faster are recommended
          • RAM:
            • Stand-alone installations: 2 GB of RAM; 4 GB of RAM or more recommended
            • Farm installations: 2 GB of RAM; 4 GB of RAM or more recommended for Microsoft SQL Server® and application server hosts, more than 2 GB for Web front-end servers
          • 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
          • Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0
          • Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation Runtime Components
          • SQL Server 2000 SP3a or later, or SQL Server 2005 SP2 or later; SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services SP2 or later required for some advanced features
          • DVD-ROM drive or a local or network-accessible drive to which you can copy the entire contents of the 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
          • 100 megabits or faster connection between servers; 1 gigabit recommended
          • Internet functionality requires Internet access (fees may apply)

        • For Windows SharePoint Services client operations (such as viewing a SharePoint site):
          • 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)

          • Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install.

        Expiration: This time-limited release of Microsoft Search Server 2008 will expire 180 days after installation. After this time, you will need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a later release or a fully licensed version of Microsoft Search Server 2008.
      • 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 file you downloaded to your hard disk to start the Microsoft Search Server 2008 Trial installation.
        3. From the splash screen, you can follow the link to read the installation instructions. These instructions are also available through Microsoft TechNet.
        4. When prompted, enter D2KBC-9JQ6T-4P6C2-F7BFF-BB96D. This is the product key to activate the trial.


        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 Trial 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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