I am in the process of migrating a client from a 2003 based environment to a 2008 R2 based environment. One of the things that has cropped up is the poor default search functionality in a default install of Server 2008 R2 (ie you can only search by file name and date created etc).
I am happy to install the Windows Search Service which is part of the File Services role, but need to understand the likely impact to server performance before doing so.
The servers I would install on are a remote desktop services server (aka Terminal Server), and a file server. I appreciate the initial indexing will incur a performance hit (the client has over 1TB of data) but after that, does indexing place a heavy load on server resources?
Ive searched around the net to try and find some answers and real world experience but am struggling to find anything.