How to Disable or Enable Exchange Search
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3
This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell to enable or disable Exchange Search for a mailbox database. This topic also explains how to use the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in to enable or disable Exchange Search for a Mailbox server.
Disabling Exchange Search will impact the functionality and performance of the full-text searches that are performed by your users.
By default, Exchange Search is enabled for all new mailbox databases and does not require additional configuration. To learn more about Exchange Search, see Managing Exchange Search.
Before You Begin
To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the following:
- Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server
For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.
To use the Exchange Management Shell to disable or enable Exchange Search for mailbox databases
To disable Exchange Search for a mailbox database, run the following command:
Set-MailboxDatabase MailboxDatabaseName -IndexEnabled $false
To enable Exchange Search for a mailbox database, run the following command:
Set-MailboxDatabase MailboxDatabaseName -IndexEnabled $true
By default, Exchange Search is enabled for all new mailbox databases and does not require additional configuration. If you previously disabled Exchange Search, you will need to enable it.
To use the Services MMC snap-in to disable or enable Exchange Search for a Mailbox server
Click Start, point to Settings, point to Control Panel, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
In the Services details pane, right-click the Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer service, and then click Stop to disable the service or Start to enable it.
To stop the Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer service from restarting when you restart your Exchange server, change the Startup Type to Manual.
Exchange Search can be enabled or disabled for servers or mailbox databases, but not for individual mailbox users.
For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Set-MailboxDatabase reference topic.
For More Information
For more information about Exchange Search, see Managing Exchange Search.