Big_Robbo

Hi there,

I have many mapped network drives for all of our users - which are not the same for each of the users- so I have just put to include the following in Group Policy Default Indexed Paths:

otfs://{*}/h/*

otfs://{*}/i/*

otfs://{*}/j/*

otfs://{*}/k/*

otfs://{*}/l/*

otfs://{*}/m/*

otfs://{*}/n/*

otfs://{*}/o/*

otfs://{*}/q/*

otfs://{*}/r/*

otfs://{*}/t/*

otfs://{*}/v/*

otfs://{*}/w/*

So, if User A has drives H,J,N & R this would index these ones for them and if User B has O,Q,R & W it would index them for them.

I am then getting warnings in my Application log: Gatherer 3036 saying "The content source <otfs://{s-1-5-21-12897984776-89734...etc}/i/> cannot be accessed.

Does this matter Can I just ignore this message because I don't care that that drive can't be accessed, or is this going to affect WDS in some way

After the warnings I get an Error saying: Gatherer 3024 "The update cannot be started because the content sources cannot be accessed. Fix the errors and try the update again". Is this related to the above warnings or different

And if they are all related, how do I map different network drives for different users I saw one post that stated putting people in different OU's but that is impractical as people belong to different groups and I'd almost need as many OU's as I have people...

Thanks,

Steve.



Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Mapped network drives

Allen Kim - MSFT

Those warnings and errors are expected from the way you have the setup. The issue is that not every user has all of those mapped network drives. The indexer will go ahead and try to index all of those locations since that is what you asked it to do. For any of the drives that do not exist for the current user, you'll get the warnings/errors.

I would, however, verify that you are not seeing warnings/errors for drives that are mapped for the current user. For example if UserA has mapped network drive "h", there shouldn't be a warning like: "The content source <otfs://{s-...}/h/> cannot be accessed.".





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Mapped network drives

Big_Robbo

Yes that is correct. So I can safely ignore those warnings/errors

Thanks!





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Mapped network drives

Allen Kim - MSFT

Yes, if the warnings/errors refer to mapped drives that the user does not have, then you can safely ignore them. Just be sure to make sure you are not getting warnings/errors for drives that the user does actually have mapped.





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Mapped network drives

Ari Polsky - MSFT

FYI -

We are working to improve the experience around these types of scenarios in our next release.





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Mapped network drives

Big_Robbo

Any idea when that might be





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Mapped network drives

Ari Polsky - MSFT

There is no public release date as of yet.