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WDS Version History

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The following table describes each version of Windows Desktop Search.

 

WDS Version
(Release date)
Notes

03.01.6000.72
(3/25/2007)

This release includes the following changes:

  • Group Policy support to make WDS 3.X align with 2.6.x policies

  • ADM template for 3.01 included in installation package

  • Add-in for Files on Microsoft Networks in default installation package

  • Performance and Watson improvements

03.00.0000
(10/24/2006)

This release includes the following changes:

  • Architectural overhaul to make WDS a system service

  • Better support for the multi-user environment

  • Consolidation to 1 index per machine

02.06.6000.5414
(11/28/2006)

This release includes the following changes:

  • When using “Prevent Indexing of Uncached Exchange Folders” policy, previously indexed content is cleared after the policy is applied.

  • When using “Specify Location of Windows Desktop Search Index” policy, UNC or mapped network drives can now be specified as destinations for the index.

  • Fix to the preview of XML file types.

  • Fix to ensure the index updates successfully when you add/move/delete e-mail as it relates to third party protocol handlers.

  • Added a new policy to hide the web search button.

  • Added a new policy to allow bandwidth throttling of the Indexer.

  • General performance improvements for the initial indexing process.

The updated .adm template file is available at the enterprise search download location and is included in the Enterprise Components Pack.

The release is documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 926356.

noteNote
After you install this version, users with WDS 2.6.5.5378 and earlier versions must rebuild their indexes. Only users with WDS 2.6.5.5401 will not be required to rebuild their index.

02.06.5000.5401
(5/30/2006)

This release includes the following changes:

  • Change to enable the use of roaming profiles

  • Fix to “Prevent Indexing Certain Paths” to include not only the path root but its hierarchy, and to prevent users from adding unauthorized paths

  • Fix to “Prevent Indexing Exchange Server” to preserve user’s settings if the policy is enabled and then later disabled

  • Change to let network administrators disable the user customization of search locations in Index Options

  • Added a new policy to Prevent User Defined Locations.

The updated .adm template file is available at the enterprise search download location.

The hotfix is documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 917979.

noteNote
After you install this fix, users must rebuild their indexes.

02.06.5000.5378
(4/13/2006)

This release includes the following changes:

  • Group Policy to Index certain paths

  • Group Policy to Prevent indexing certain paths

  • Group Policy to Disable rebuild index button

Made significant performance improvements, including virtual elimination of shutdown delay, stability improvements, and the addition of full support through Microsoft Update.

Also resolved issues requiring users to uninstall previous versions of WDS before installing version 2.6.5 or a later version.

This version is documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 911993.

02.06.0000.2083
(1/4/2006)

This release includes the following changes:

  • Fixed issues in which some e-mail messages are not indexed. Documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 907371.

  • The package installer is renamed with “V2” in the filename.

You must uninstall earlier versions of WDS before you install this version.

02.06.0000.2057
(11/14/2005)

This release includes the following changes:

You must uninstall earlier versions of WDS before you install this version.

02.05.0001.1119
(9/27/2005)

This release includes the following changes:

  • Toolbar suite installed with WDS.

02.05.0000.1082
(6/20/2005)

This release includes the following changes:

  • WDS Suite installed with Deskbar and Toolbar.

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