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Managing Search

Beginning with Windows Vista, the Search feature has been enhanced and extended in many ways compared to previous Windows platforms. A new search-engine architecture provides improved performance and better query capabilities for faster and more focused information retrieval. Integration of Search throughout the user interface (UI) makes it easier to look for files, e-mail, and other information from within the currently open window. Search produces nearly instantaneous search results as users type their queries, so that they can better focus their queries and narrow search results on the fly as they type. Also, users now have a simple way of saving the results of their queries so that they can quickly access frequently needed data, which reduces the need for users to manually organize how they store information on their computers. This tutorial explains how search and indexing work in Windows 7 and how to use Group Policy to manage these capabilities from within the UI.