Network Computing is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

X1 Technologies' X1 Enterprise Edition 2.0

to hold 20 percent of the total data searched.

I made more than 1 GB of local and network information searchable to end users within minutes. Using Active Directory Domain credentials, I locked down the browser search interface so only authorized users could see certain search results. Then I extended X1's search functions to desktops by configuring and exporting X1's Enterprise Client 2.0 (Build 1852dj-bi), a Win32 application. The procedure took less than an hour.

By default, Enterprise Server runs as a Windows service using a local system account. The server acts as a central scanning or indexing engine for Windows shares and interacts with IIS to authenticate and let end users search data stores from a Web browser or the client. The browser allows views of preconfigured network searches only; client users have a wider range of desktop and network search options.

I could have used a local system account to run the service and index local data stores, but I wanted to search all the Windows shares in my Active Directory Domain. I created a Domain user ("X1 user") that would run Enterprise Server as a Windows service, gave "X1 user" access to remote directories targeted for search and enabled Windows shares on those directories.


• Secure results
• Common Web and Win32 GUI
• Easy search mechanisms
  • 1