Disable warning in Outlook, Search performance will be impacted because a group policy has turned off the Windows Search Service.

I sometimes wish we could go back to the windows 95 method of search. I have never like the windows search service and it's even more annoying now. It's causing Outlook to crash and causing a bunch of errors in the event viewer. I don't want to troubleshoot it I just want it off.

So, this annoying message now comes up in outlook when searching. I want this to go away too. Search performance will be impacted because a group policy has turned off the Windows Search Service.

This is a nice discussion on this topic. Unfortunately it's a dead end and there isn't a whole lot of other useful information that I've been able to come across. For some reason that discussion is locked...

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_winother/outlook-2016-and-windows-search-service/01962fe5-d69a-4d3f-9e41-d310dabaa70a

Thnaks,

John

 

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Try the following steps from this link:https://www.google.com/amp/www.thewindowsclub.c...

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does this key turn off the alert?

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\office\16.0\outlook\search]
"disabledownloadsearchprompt"=dword:00000001

that is the key set in the outlook 2016 gpo - in the adm files, its at
User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Microsoft Outlook 2016 | Outlook Options | Preferences | Search Options. Enable the setting "Prevent installation prompts when Windows Desktop Search component is not present".
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https://www.outlook-tips.net


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does this key turn off the alert?

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\office\16.0\outlook\search]
"disabledownloadsearchprompt"=dword:00000001

that is the key set in the outlook 2016 gpo - in the adm files, its at
User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Microsoft Outlook 2016 | Outlook Options | Preferences | Search Options. Enable the setting "Prevent installation prompts when Windows Desktop Search component is not present".

Unfortunately no. I just enabled that policy and the reg key is there now. But closing Outlook and reopening it doesn't remove that message.

I'm going to try removing the search feature from the server and see what happens.

Thanks for the suggestion.

John

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i don't think the pont_string will turn it off - it did here when i disabled the search service. 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options\General
you should have some entries under pont_string already - add 53 to it.
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https://www.outlook-tips.net


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>> i don't think the pont_string will turn it off - it did here when i disabled the search service.
But i had a dialog with a check box to not show the dialog again.
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Removing the Windows Search service doesn't appear to have had an effect. When I open outlook it doesn't give me the prompt I think you are referring to. This is on a server 2016 so I don't think there is a way to get rid of search all together, like in server 2012.

I disabled the GP setting "Prevent indexing Microsoft Office Outlook" and the message is gone. Also these are some other settings I changed.

I'm still seeing this error in the event viewer related to windows search,

event id 3104

Enumerating user sessions to generate filter pools failed.

Details:
(HRESULT : 0x80040210) (0x80040210)

Basically I was seeing other errors related to Outlook indexing and I suspected that it was causing Outlook to crash for some users. That is why I enabled the above GP settings.

I think at this point I will let it sit for a few days and see what happens.

Thanks again.

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Additionally, I basically took a shotgun approach to trying to fix errors in the event viewer related to search.

This is one problem that I saw,

The program OUTLOOK.EXE version 16.0.4666.1000 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Security and Maintenance control panel.
 Process ID: 68cc
 Start Time: 01d3bd53f3c59729
 Termination Time: 13
 Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\OUTLOOK.EXE
 Report Id: 1d751d47-2948-11e8-a845-005056b92f21
 Faulting package full name: 
 Faulting package-relative application ID: 

Around the same time as this error,

Search cannot complete the indexing of your Outlook data. Indexing cannot continue for \\fs01\OST\user\*** Email address is removed for privacy *** (error=0x8144081f). If this error continues, contact Microsoft Support.

Not sure if they are related but there are a TON of search related errors in the event viewer.

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if you untick outlook as a search location, do the errors stop?
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There was an earlier search issue (from a month ago) that i asked support about - they had no information or reports at the time but now have more reports. Those users had a different error code that you have - event id 3083 - so i don't know if this workaround will help in your situation, but they suggest setting a reg key to disable Windows Desktop Search Service for Outlook:
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
PreventIndexingOutlook
Set DWORD: 1
it may be the same as removing outlook from search, i haven't checked yet.
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https://www.outlook-tips.net


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Thanks for your help on this. I am seeing all kinds of issues this morning from windows search. The start menu won't open for anyone who logs onto a particular server. I tried removing a user's profile from this server, deleted their roaming profile and they were able to access the start menu, but of course we had to setup their profile from scratch. That is not a good solution, also these errors still happen. I took this server out of service. These errors happen on other servers as well. I'm going to move this discussion into the remote desktop services forum. This is just crazy. Plus all kinds of CPU being used by search related services.

Event ID: 5973

Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with error: The remote procedure call failed. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.

Event ID: 1000

Faulting application name: SearchUI.exe, version: 10.0.14393.2125, time stamp: 0x5a990993
Faulting module name: SearchUI.exe, version: 10.0.14393.2125, time stamp: 0x5a990993
Exception code: 0xc000027b
Fault offset: 0x0000000000174995
Faulting process id: 0x88c
Faulting application start time: 0x01d3bfa1070f9898
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe
Report Id: f7ab46d8-1828-446f-9424-fc2bf73d09f5
Faulting package full name: Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.7.0.14393_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
Faulting package-relative application ID: CortanaUI

Event ID: 1000

Faulting application name: ShellExperienceHost.exe, version: 10.0.14393.2125, time stamp: 0x5a990817
Faulting module name: Windows.UI.Xaml.dll, version: 10.0.14393.2125, time stamp: 0x5a9909e5
Exception code: 0xc000027b
Fault offset: 0x00000000006d710b
Faulting process id: 0x5380
Faulting application start time: 0x01d3bfa087c071c9
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\Windows.UI.Xaml.dll
Report Id: 33d6508b-4585-4e7e-8a57-252b032c5a8b
Faulting package full name: Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.14393.2068_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
Faulting package-relative application ID: App

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