Windows search service

I have a windows 2008 R2 file server with hundreds of thousands of files. My workstations are windows 7 - 64 Bit. The windows 7 search only searches the file names, not the contents like it did with Good Old Windows xp. I read somewhere that I need to install Windows Search Service on Windows 2008, and I did. I am still getting the same results in searching the files, only the file name is searched.

What do I need to do to be able to search the file name, content, advanced find like the GOW and doing it fast.

Thanks for all your help on this.


You can use external software like "Windows grep" -

You can use external software like "Windows grep" -

Window 7 search works, you just have to select the search option. In Windows Explorer, Go to Tools, Options then select the search tab. See attached screenshot.

Found more info searching the web.

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