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Start or Stop a Discovery Search

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23

You can stop or restart a discovery search at any time. For example, if you want to modify search properties such as keywords or mailboxes searched, you must first stop a search. You can then restart the search after making the required changes.

Looking for other management tasks related to search? Check out Managing Discovery.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the 'Multi-Mailbox Search' entry in Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.

This example stops the search Discovery-ProjectContoso

Stop-MailboxSearch -Name "Discovery-ProjectContoso"

This example starts the stopped search Discovery-ProjectContoso.

Start-MailboxSearch -Name "Discovery-ProjectContoso"

For detailed parameter and syntax information, see Start-MailboxSearch and Stop-MailboxSearch.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the 'Multi-Mailbox Search' entry in Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.

  1. Navigate to My Organization > Reporting > Mailbox Searches.

  2. To stop a search that's in progress, select the search, and then click the Stop Search icon.

  3. To start a search that was stopped, select the search, and then click the Restart Search icon. A warning appears, stating that the existing search will be removed from the target mailbox. Click Yes.

After you start a discovery search, you may also want to:

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