The Exchange Server MSSearch Administration tool can be used to determine which Exchange Stores in the domain have Full-Text Indexes, provide status on indexes, and provide administration tasks all via the command line.

MSSearch Administration tool overview:

  • Provide a way to determine which Exchange Stores in the domain have Full-Text Indexes.
  • Provide a way to get the status of the existing Full-Text Indexes on an Exchange Server and provide additional information than what Exchange System Manager displays.
  • Provide a way to repair any existing Exchange Full-Text Indexes after any of the following has occurred:
  • – Domain Rename
    – Change Primary SMTP Address for Default Recipient Policy

  • Provide a way for an admin to perform actions against an existing Full-Text Index via a command line tool. The main actions being:
  • – Enable the Index for searching
    – Disable the Index for searching
    – Start a Full Population
    – Start an Incremental Population
    – Pause the current population
    – Resume the current population
    – Stop the current population
    – Reset the Index (Should only be used as a replacement for Deleting the Full-Text Index and then recreating it)

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