In a different thread the conversation included disabling Windows Search so I decide to start a new post on this topic to further the conversation.
My experience is as follows, prior to haveing a WHS box I had installed Windows Search on SBS 2008 and configured it to index shares so they could be added as Libraries in Windows 7. I have also configured Windows Desktop Search on a 2003 R2 server to index a local location on the server that was shared so it could be added as a library in Windows 7. I have never configured a client computer to index a shared location. I have always done the indexing on the server thus configuring it once vs. multiple times on client computers.
In the other thread another member thought search on the server was local to the server and did nothing for client machines. My experience and research contradicts this. I did read somewhere that prior to Power Pack 3 that WHS may not have fully supported windows 7 clients and maybe this is why people had problems adding WHS shares the 7 Libraries. I built my WHS box after Power Pack 3 and had no issues adding the shares to libraries and I did not configure the clients to index the server.
Does anyone else have experience with about disabling Search on the WHS box that they want to share? Are very many people doing it? Does anyone know any details about Windows 7 library support prior to PP3?