Additional Resources for Windows Search, Browse, and Organization

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

This section provides additional information and resources for IT professionals.


Full service break or fix support is available through the customary Microsoft support channels. Support is offered on a pay-per-incident basis or through contract programs such as Premier and Essential. For more information about support options, visit the Microsoft Services Enterprise Support Web page (

Or, call toll-free at 1-800-936-3500 in the U.S. and Canada only.

For information about international support options, visit the Microsoft International Support Web site (

Earlier versions of the Windows Search IT Guides

Windows Search Training Videos

Windows Search General Discussion Forum on MSDN

Windows Search Developer Discussion Forum on MSDN

Information about Group Policy on Microsoft TechNet

Windows Search SDK

Windows Search Add-ins

FAQ for Windows Search

Windows Search 4.0 Troubleshooting Guide

Windows Search 4.0 (KB940157) with download links

For an overview of new features in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, see What's New in Windows Search, Browse, and Organization

For a demonstration of how to work with Libraries, see the Windows 7: Empower users to find, visualize and organize their data with Libraries and the Explorer video presentation given at the Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC) in 2008.

For information on the federated search features of Search Server, see Federated Search [Search Server 2008].

For more information about the OpenSearch standard, see the OpenSearch Web site.