How Exchange Search Folder Impacts Search Operation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Product: Exchange Server 2007. 

    Based on below comment by David Claux [MSFT] in my earlier question with ref. to Search folders and a reference of links below.

    "Now as to the search performance in EWS - if you are running against an Exchange 2007 server, the first time you'll run a FindItems call with a search filter will be slow, because Exchange dynamically creates a search table and the appropriate indices. Subsequent calls to FindItems with the same filter will be very fast"

    My Question:

    Using EWS If i create a search folder on entire mailbox then how it will impact search. I wanted to understand how search decides when to use search folder and not create a new search table.

    Will my search (based on any creteria) be faster?  if i use above approach mentioned in above link?




    Saturday, March 19, 2011 5:03 PM

All replies

  • I would first have a read of which explains about restricted views essentially the difference between a search folder and a normal search is that the restriction that is built is permanent vs temporary for a normal store search. It you overuse search folders or use them unwisely they you can affect the performance of the Exchange Server. Search folders aren't a dynamic mechanism you should consider for adhoc queries as they take time and resources on a server to build if your moving to Exchange 2010 you should look to using the content index searches and Exchange search.



    Monday, March 21, 2011 1:56 AM