Finding Group Policy Settings through Windows 7 Search Connector

Since the release of Windows 7 and Server 2008-R2 we have about 3000 Group Policy Settings available to centrally configure and manage Windows clients and servers. Though some among us might have worked with GPO settings from the early days on, knowing about the existence of each and every available setting is nearly impossible. It still happens to me that while I am configuring a specific GPO setting, I do come across other GPOs I Read More …

Windows 7 Search – Part1

Federated Search is one of the new features introduced with Windows 7. A few weeks ago I wrote another post about the Windows 7 Search Provider and demonstrated how to use a search connector that allows searching web content from within the Windows Explorer. Today I want to demonstrate how to extend Windows Search to find content on a remote network location. To allow users searching content that is stored on a remote File Server, Read More …

Windows 7 Search Provider

Inspired by the Windows 7 Federated Search blog post I created a Search Extender for my Anything about IT blog. You can download the Anything About IT Search Provider from here Once you have downloaded the ZIP file, unpack aait.osdx and double click to install. You will see the following message. Click Add to install the Anything about IT Search Provider. Once installed you can directly search for content on Anything about IT from your Read More …