A. Left unchecked the Index service can grab most of the CPU time leaving a computer almost unusable. To configure the service to more reasonable levels perform the following:

  1. Start the Computer Management MMC snap-in (Start - Programs - Administrative Tools - Computer Management)
  2. Expand the 'Server Applications and Services' branch
  3. Right click on 'Indexing Service' and select Stop
  4. Right click again and select 'Tune Performance' from the 'All Tasks' context menu item
  5. You can now alter the use of Index server and consequently the allotted resources
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  6. Click OK
  7. Right click and select Start