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VX Search File Search Solution

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VX Search
FILE SEARCH SOLUTION

User Manual

Version 5.8
Nov 2013

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Product Overview................................................................................................4 VX Searc Product Versions ................................................................................5

Usin! "es#to$ Product Versions .........................................................................% 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.* 3.3.! 3.% 3.) 3., 3.1/ 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.1* 3.13.1! 3.1% 3.1) 3.1, 3.2/ 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.2* 3.23.2! 3.2% 3.2) 3.2, 3.3/ 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.3* 3.33.3! Product nstallation Procedure .............................................................................! Searchin" Files in #is$s or #irectories...................................................................% Searchin" Files &' (ate"or'.................................................................................) Searchin" Files &' +ame ....................................................................................., Searchin" Files &' Si.e ......................................................................................., Searchin" Files &' #ate..................................................................................... 1/ Searchin" Files &' 0ext Patterns......................................................................... 11 Searchin" Files &' 1inar' Patterns...................................................................... 11 Searchin" Files &' File 2ttri&utes........................................................................ 12 Searchin" Files &' 3ser ..................................................................................... 13 Searchin" 4P56 ima"es &' 5X F ta"s .................................................................. 13 Searchin" Files 3sin" 7e"ular 5x8ressions........................................................... 1* 3sin" 9ulti:Level File Search 7ules ..................................................................... 1Showin" (ate"ories and Statistics (harts ............................................................ 1! Filterin" Search 7esults &' (ate"or'................................................................... 1% Performin" File 9ana"ement ;8erations ............................................................. 1) Savin" File Search 7e8orts ................................................................................ 1, 5x8ortin" P#F 7e8orts ...................................................................................... 2/ 5x8ortin" Search 7esults to an S<L #ata&ase ...................................................... 21 9ulti:0hreaded File Search ................................................................................ 22 Searchin" +etwor$ Shares 3sin" 3+( Path +ames ............................................... 22 Searchin" Files in ;ne or 9ore Servers ............................................................... 23 Searchin" Files in 2ll Servers on the +etwor$....................................................... 2* =indows Shell nte"ration ................................................................................. 23sin" the S'stem 0ra' con............................................................................... 2! 3sin" VX Search #es$to8 Shortcuts .................................................................... 2% 2dvanced File Search ;8tions ............................................................................ 2% 5xcludin" Su&directories from File Search ........................................................... 2) 5xcludin" S8ecific Files from File Search.............................................................. 2, 2utomatic 7e8ort 6eneration ............................................................................. 3/ Sendin" 5:9ail +otifications............................................................................... 31 Sound +otifications........................................................................................... 32 (ustomi.in" VX Search 63 a88lication............................................................... 33 3sin" VX Search (ommand Line 3tilit'................................................................ 3! Product 38date Procedure ................................................................................. 3) Product 7e"istration Procedure .......................................................................... 3,

Usin! Server Product Version............................................................................40 *.1 *.2 *.3 *.* *.*.! *.% *.) *., *.1/ *.11 *.12 *.13 *.1* *.1*.1! *.1% *.1) *.1, *.2/ VX Search Server ;verview ............................................................................... */ Product nstallation Procedure ........................................................................... *1 nitial Product (onfi"uration .............................................................................. *2 <uic$ File Search ;8erations ............................................................................. *3 9ana"in" File Search (ommands ....................................................................... ** Searchin" Files &' (ate"or'............................................................................... *Searchin" Files &' +ame ................................................................................... *! Searchin" Files &' Si.e ..................................................................................... *! Searchin" Files &' #ate..................................................................................... *% Searchin" Files &' 0ext Strin"s .......................................................................... *) Searchin" Files &' 1inar' Patterns...................................................................... *) Searchin" Files &' File 2ttri&utes........................................................................ *, Searchin" Files &' 3ser ..................................................................................... -/ Searchin" 4P56 ima"es &' 5X F ta"s .................................................................. -/ Searchin" Files 3sin" 7e"ular 5x8ressions........................................................... -1 3sin" 9ulti:Level File Search 7ules ..................................................................... -2 5xcludin" #irectories from the File Search Process ............................................... -3 7eviewin" File Search 7esults ............................................................................ -* File Search 7e8orts........................................................................................... -! 2utomatic File Search 2ctions ............................................................................ -)

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Periodic File Search ;8erations .......................................................................... -, Searchin" Files in +etwor$ Shares ...................................................................... !/ (onfi"urin" VX Search Server ............................................................................ !1 (onfi"urin" (ustom 3ser +ame and Password ..................................................... !1 (onfi"urin" (ustom Server Ports........................................................................ !2 (onfi"urin" 5:9ail +otifications .......................................................................... !2 (onfi"urin" S<L #ata&ase nte"ration ................................................................ !3 VX Search Server (ommand Line 3tilit' .............................................................. !* 38datin" VX Search Server................................................................................ !! 7e"isterin" VX Search Server ............................................................................ !% VX Search Server ;59 Version .......................................................................... !)

&$$endi'...........................................................................................................%( nstallin" 9'S<L #ata&ase ................................................................................ !, (onfi"urin" 9'S<L #ata&ase ............................................................................. %* (onfi"urin" 9'S<L ;#1( #ata Source................................................................ %(onfi"urin" VX Search #ata&ase (onnection........................................................ %! Su88orted ;8eratin" S'stems............................................................................ %% S'stem 7e>uirements ....................................................................................... %%

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1 Product Overview
VX Search is an automated? rule:&ased file search solution ca8a&le of searchin" files &' the file t'8e? cate"or'? extension? file name? re"ular ex8ressions? location? si.e? creation? modification and last access dates? user? file attri&utes? 4P56 5X F ta"s? etc. n addition? the user is 8rovided with the a&ilit' to cate"ori.e and filter file search results? co8'? move or delete search results? "enerate various t'8es of 8ie and &ars charts and save re8orts to a num&er of standard formats such as @09L? text? 5xcel (SV and X9L.

Power com8uter users and 0 administrators are 8rovided with advanced search ca8a&ilities such as the a&ilit' to search files in multi8le servers andAor +2S stora"e devices simultaneousl'? automatic re8ort "eneration? S<L data&ase inte"ration and conditional notifications allowin" one to send 5:9ail notifications when a search o8eration finds a user: s8ecified num&er of files.

Fre>uentl' used file search o8erations ma' &e 8re:confi"ured? saved as user:defined search 8rofiles and 8erformed full' automaticall' usin" the VX Search 63 a88lication or direct des$to8 shortcuts allowin" one to execute search commands in a sin"le mouse clic$. Finall'? VX Search 3ltimate 8rovides a command line utilit' ca8a&le of executin" user:defined search commands 8eriodicall' usin" the =indows &uilt:in tas$ scheduler and ena&lin" 8eriodic "eneration of search re8orts and automatic 5:9ail notifications.

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Product Versions
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9aximum +um&er of Files 9aximum Stora"e (a8acit' 9aximum +um&er of Search Profiles 9ulti8le 0'8es of File Search 7ules File 9ana"ement ;8erations on 7esults Su88ort for 3nicode File +ames Su88ort for Lon" File +ames Su88ort for 3+( +etwor$ Path +ames Su88ort for 2(Ls and Securit' 2ttri&utes Su88ort for S'stem 0ra' con @ierarchical? 9ulti:Level File Search 7ules @09L? 0ext? 5xcel (SV and X9L 7e8orts VX Search +ative 7e8orts 9ulti:0hreaded File Search Performance 0unin" ;8tions S<L #ata&ase nte"ration 2utomatic 7e8ort 6eneration (onditional 5:9ail +otifications (ommand Line 3tilit' 7uns in the 1ac$"round as a Service Periodic File Search ;8erations =e&:1ased 9ana"ement nterface ;59 Product Version +icense

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3.1 Product -nstallation Procedure

2ll versions of VX Search ma' &e freel' downloaded from the htt8DAAwww.vxsearch.com we& site. 0he free 8roduct version does not contain an' malware? s8'ware or an' other harmful software com8onents and it ma' &e used for an' 8ersonal or commercial 8ur8oses. Paid 8roduct versions are availa&le for a free 3/:da's trial.

0he 8roduct installation 8rocedure is ver' sim8le and does not re>uire an' third 8art' software com8onents. 4ust run the setu8 8ro"ram? acce8t the end:user license? select the destination director' and wait a&out 1/ seconds for the installation 8rocedure to com8lete.

Product u8dates are released almost ever' month and if the com8uter where the 8roduct is installed on is connected to the nternet? select the E@el8 : (hec$ For 38datesE menu item to u8date the installed 8roduct version. f the com8uter is not connected to the nternet? download the re"ular setu8 8ro"ram for a new 8roduct version and Fust install it on the to8 of the currentl' installed 8roduct version and it will 8erform a 8ro8er u8date 8rocedure.

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Searc in! )iles in "is#s or "irectories

VX Search 8rovides multi8le wa's to search files ran"in" from sim8le file name wildcards to com8lex sets of multi:level file matchin" rules ca8a&le of searchin" files usin" multi8le criteria com&ined with lo"ical o8erators. n the sim8lest? case 8ress the ESearchE &utton located on the main tool&ar? enter a file name wildcard and one or more dis$s or directories to search in.

For more advanced search ca8a&ilities? 8ress the E2dvanced SearchE &utton? add one or more file matchin" rules and select an a88ro8riate lo"ical o8erator. VX Search 8rovides a lar"e num&er of file matchin" rules ca8a&le of searchin" files &' the file t'8e? cate"or'? file name? extension? location? si.e? creation? modification and last access dates? user name? file attri&utes? 4P56 5X F ta"s? etc.

;nce finished addin" file matchin" rules? 8ress the ESearchE &utton to start the search o8eration. 0he main VX Search 63 a88lication shows file search results and allows one to cate"ori.e and filter results? ex8ort re8orts? "enerate 8ie and &ars charts and much more.

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Searc in! )iles ./ 0ate!or/

;ne of the most 8owerful ca8a&ilities of VX Search is the a&ilit' to search files &' the file t'8e or cate"or' usin" an extensive set of file classification 8lu"ins ca8a&le of reco"ni.in" more than 2-// t'8es of files. n order to search files related to a cate"or'? select the ESearch Files (ate"ori.ed 2sE file matchin" rule and 8ress the ESelectE &utton to select an a88ro8riate file cate"or'.

2ll file cate"ories are or"ani.ed into a lo"ical hierarch' with multi8le su&cate"ories? "rou8s and file classes. Select a file classification 8lu"in and &rowse the hierarch' of file cate"ories to select an a88ro8riate file t'8e. For exam8le? select the E ma"es? Pictures and 6ra8hic FilesE cate"or' to find all t'8es of ima"es and 8icture files. 0his is es8eciall' useful when the user needs to find multi8le t'8es of files? &ut does not $now all the re>uired file extensions.

f the selected file cate"or' contains a num&er of su&cate"ories? files related to an' of the selected su&cate"ories will &e dis8la'ed in the search results. 2 num&er of file cate"ories ma' &e added usin" multi8le file matchin" rules com&ined with a lo"ical G2+#? ;7H o8erator. Finall'? 8ower com8uter users and 0 administrators ma' desi"n custom file classification 8lu"ins with user:s8ecific file cate"ories and hierarchies usin" a sim8le X9L:&ased format and use these custom file cate"ories in file search o8erations.

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Searc in! )iles ./ Na*e

VX Search allows one to search files &' the file name? location? extension? full file name includin" the full 8ath? the name of the director' without the 8ath and file name and the file name without extension. 0here are a num&er of 8ositive and ne"ative 8attern matchin" o8erators 8rovidin" the user with the a&ilit' to match text 8atterns located at different 8laces of the file name and allowin" one to define 8recise file matchin" rules.

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Searc in! )iles ./ Si1e

0he user is 8rovided with the a&ilit' to search files &' the file si.e usin" multi8le com8arison o8erators and si.e units. 0his file matchin" rule is ver' useful when com&ined with file cate"ories to search files matchin" multi8le different criteria.

For exam8le? VX Search allows one to find all 8ictures and ima"es with the file si.e "reater than X 91. 0he si.e:&ased file matchin" rule ma' &e com&ined with other t'8es of file matchin" rules allowin" one to find files exactl' matchin" user needs and re>uirements.

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Searc in! )iles ./ "ate

VX Search 8rovides two sets of file matchin" rules allowin" one to search files &' the creation? modification and last access dates. 0he fist set of time:&ased file matchin" rules wor$s with relative time 8eriods and 8rovides the a&ilit' to find files that were created? modified or last accessed durin" X da's? wee$s? months or 'ears.

0he relative time:&ased rules are useful when the user needs sta&le time 8eriods not chan"in" and $ee8in" valid as the time 8asses on. 2 file matchin" rule searchin" files that were modified durin" the last % da's is alwa's valid disre"ardin" of the current date.

Sometimes? when the user needs to find files that were created? modified or last accessed durin" ver' s8ecific dates? relative time 8eriods are not "ood. For these cases? VX Search 8rovides a&solute date:&ased file matchin" rules? which are allowin" one to define exact dates or date ran"es to search for.

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Searc in! )iles ./ 3e't Patterns

VX Search 8rovides a file matchin" rule ca8a&le of searchin" files containin" or not containin" a user:s8ecified text 8attern. n order to match files &' a text 8attern? select the ESearch Files (ontainin" 0extE file matchin" rule? select an a88ro8riate text matchin" o8erator and enter a text 8attern to search for.

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Searc in! )iles ./ 4inar/ Patterns

Power com8uter users and 0 administrators are 8rovided with a &inar' 8attern file matchin" rule? which is ca8a&le of searchin" files &' &inar' 8atterns located at s8ecific 8laces inside of files. n order to add a &inar' file matchin" rule? select the ESearch Files (ontainin" @5X PatternE rule? select an a88ro8riate 8attern matchin" o8erator? enter the @5X 8attern to search for and enter the 8osition inside of the file where the &inar' 8attern should &e found at.

0he &inar' 8attern file matchin" rule is ver' useful when the user needs to detect s8ecific file formats containin" format:s8ecific si"nature 8atterns at desi"nated 8ositions. 9ulti8le &inar' 8attern rules ma' &e com&ined with lo"ical o8erators to detect files containin" multi8le 8atterns at different 8ositions. 0he 8attern should &e s8ecified as a strin" of @5X characters with two characters 8er &'te delimited with the s8ace character. 0he 8osition should &e s8ecified as an a&solute offset from the &e"innin" of the file.

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Searc in! )iles ./ )ile &ttri.utes

Sometimes? it ma' &e re>uired to search files &' file attri&utes. For these 8ur8oses? VX Search 8rovides the file attri&utes file matchin" rule. Select the ESearch Files =ith the File 2ttri&utesE file matchin" rule? select an a88ro8riate attri&ute matchin" o8erator and 8ress the ESelectE &utton to select the attri&utes to &e chec$ed.

;n the attri&utes select dialo"? chec$ all the attri&utes that should &e tested and 8ress the E;$E &utton. =hen the o8erator is set to E@avin" 2ttri&utesE? VX Search will search files havin" all the selected file attri&utes. ;therwise? VX Search will search files havin" none of the selected file attri&utes.

0he ne"ative o8erator is es8eciall' useful when the user needs to find all files related to a s8ecific file cate"or'? &ut s$i8 all 8rotected s'stem and hidden files. 0he attri&utes file matchin" rule ma' &e com&ined with other t'8es of file matchin" rules allowin" one to 8recisel' select the re>uired files.

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3.10 Searc in! )iles ./ User


Power com8uter users and 0 administrators are 8rovided with the a&ilit' to search files &' the user name. Select the ESearch Files =ith the 3ser +ameE file matchin" rule? select an a88ro8riate text matchin" o8erator and enter the user name to search for.

0he entered text 8attern is case insensitive and it ma' &e matched exactl' or at different 8laces inside of the user name usin" different t'8es of the text matchin" o8erator.

3.11 Searc in! 5P67 i*a!es ./ 6X-) ta!s


2ll 4P56 ima"es include a set of 5X F ta"s containin" various information a&out the camera and the ima"in" mode used to ta$e the 8icture. n addition? the 5X F ta"s ma' contain custom fields with 8ro8rietar' information related to the su&Fect dis8la'ed in the 8icture. VX Search allows one to search 4P56 ima"es usin" standard and custom 4P56 5X F ta"s.

n order to search 4P56 ima"es &' 5X F ta"s? select the ESearch 4P56 ma"es =ith 5X F 0a"E file matchin" rule? select the ta" to &e chec$ed? select an a88ro8riate text matchin" o8erator and enter a text or numeric value to search for.

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3.12 Searc in! )iles Usin! 8e!ular 6'$ressions


7e"ular ex8ressions 8rovide a flexi&le and 8owerful wa' to match text 8atterns in file names and directories. VX Search 8rovides 7e"5x 8attern matchin" o8erators for the file name search rule and the file 8ath search rule.

n order to search files usin" a re"ular ex8ression? select the EFile +ameE file matchin" rule? select the E7e"5xE 8attern matchin" o8erator and enter a re"ular ex8ression that should &e matched. For exam8le? the EI.G4P6J19PJP+6HKE re"ular ex8ression will match all 4P6? 19P and P+6 ima"e files.

7e"ular ex8ressions ma' &e com&ined with other t'8es of file matchin" rules allowin" one to match a ver' s8ecific set of files. n addition to the a&ilit' to match files usin" re"ular ex8ressions? VX Search allows one to exclude files usin" re"ular ex8ressions. For exam8le? in order to search all 8ro"rams and executa&le files while excludin" files located in the =indows director'? use the re"ular ex8ression ELGMN(DII= +#;=SHE a88lied to the EFull PathE file matchin" rule.

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3.13 Usin! Multi9+evel )ile Searc

8ules

Sometimes? it ma' &e re>uired to define multi:level? hierarchical file matchin" rules. For exam8le? letEs assume that we need to find files related to multi8le file cate"ories that were modified toda'. n order to define such a rule? o8en the advanced search o8tions dialo"? 8ress the ri"ht mouse &utton over the list of file matchin" rules and select the E2dd +ested 7ule ListE menu item.

;n the nested rules dialo"? add all the re>uired file cate"ories? select the E;7E lo"ical o8erator and 8ress the E;BE &utton. ;n the advanced search dialo"? 8ress the E2ddE &utton? add the time:&ased file matchin" rule to find files that were modified toda' and select the E2+#E lo"ical o8erator.

0he nested rule list will match all the re>uired file cate"ories? while the time:&ased to8 level file matchin" rule will select files that were modified toda'. VX Search 8rovides a full' scala&le rule:&ased model with an unlimited num&er of nested levels allowin" one to define so8histicated multi:level file matchin" rules ca8a&le of 8recisel' searchin" the re>uired files. n addition? 8ower com8uter users and 0 administrators are 8rovided with an X9L:1ased format allowin" one to define custom file classifications 8lu"ins and com8lex search >ueries? which ma' executed usin" the VX Search command line utilit'. Finall'? the command line utilit' ma' &e used to execute automated 8eriodic file search o8erations? "enerate re8orts? su&mit search results to an S<L data&ase or issue 5:9ail notifications when a search o8eration finds a user:s8ecified num&er of files.

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3.14 S owin! 0ate!ories and Statistics 0 arts


0he &ottom 8art of the main VX Search 63 a88lication shows file cate"ories and allows one to filter search results &' one or more file cate"ories. 0he user is 8rovided with the a&ilit' to cate"ori.e search results &' the file extension? si.e? creation? modification and last access time? file t'8e and the user name. 3se the cate"ories com&o &ox to select an a88ro8riate cate"ori.ation mode.

n addition to the statistics dis8la'ed in the file cate"ories 8ane? VX Search allows one to "enerate various t'8es of 8ie and &ars charts. n order to show a chart for the currentl' dis8la'ed file cate"ories? 8ress the E(hartsE &utton located on the main tool&ar.

0he charts dialo" shows the currentl' selected file cate"ories and allows one to chan"e the chartEs title and footer? co8' the chartEs ima"e to the cli8&oard or 8rint the chart ma$in" it ver' sim8le to inte"rate VX Search charts into userEs custom re8orts and documents.

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3.15 )ilterin! Searc

8esults ./ 0ate!or/

2nother advanced feature 8rovided &' VX Search is the a&ilit' to filter search results &' one or more of second:level file cate"ories. For exam8le? letEs assume that we have searched for all 8ictures and ima"e files in a com8uter. 0he to8 8ane of the VX Search main 63 a88lication shows the file search results and the &ottom 8ane shows file cate"ories.

Select one or more file cate"ories in the &ottom 8ane? 8ress the ri"ht mouse &utton and select the E288l' FiltersE menu item. VX Search will filter the search results and show files matchin" the selected file cate"ories.

+ow? the user can ex8ort re8orts andAor 8erform file mana"ement o8erations? such as file co8'? move or delete? on files matchin" the selected file cate"ories. n order to clear the selected file cate"ories 8ress the E(learE &utton located on the ri"ht side of the cate"ories 8ro"ress &ar.

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3.1% Per:or*in! )ile Mana!e*ent O$erations


VX Search allows one to 8erform file mana"ement o8erations? such as file co8'? move or delete? on file search results. For exam8le? in order to co8' one or more files dis8la'ed in the search results view? select the files in the results view? 8ress the ri"ht mouse &utton and select the E(o8' FilesE menu item.

;n the file co8' dialo"? enter a destination director' and 8ress the EStartE &utton. 0he destination director' should &e s8ecified as an a&solute location with a full 8ath. 0he 3+( notation for networ$ shares is also su88orted.

n order to delete one or more files? select the re>uired files in the search results view? 8ress the ri"ht mouse &utton and select the E#elete FilesE menu item. For advanced delete o8tions? such as data wi8in" ca8a&ilities? 8ress the E2dvanced ;8tionsE &utton.

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3.12 Savin! )ile Searc

8e$orts

Power com8uter users and 0 administrators are 8rovided with the a&ilit' to save file search results to a num&er of standard formats such as @09L? text? 5xcel (SV and X9L. n order to save a re8ort file? 8ress the ESaveE &utton located on the main tool&ar? select an a88ro8riate file format? enter the re8ort file name and 8ress the ESaveE &utton.

0he amount of information ex8orted 8er file de8ends on the selected file format. @09L? 0ext and 5xcel (SV re8orts 8rovide &asic information a&out each file? while the X9L format and the VX Search native format ex8ort full information a&out all search results includin" the full file name? si.e? user name? creation? modification and last access times.

n addition? the VX Search native re8ort format allows one to save search results for future anal'sis? load re8ort files into the VX Search 63 a88lication on another com8uter or ex8ort search results to a centrali.ed S<L data&ase.

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3.18 6'$ortin! P") 8e$orts


VX Search Pro? VX Search 3ltimate and VX Search Server allow one to ex8ort file search results to P#F re8orts. n addition to the information availa&le in other re8ort formats? VX Search P#F re8orts include 8ie charts showin" the num&er of search results and the amount of dis$ s8ace 8er file cate"or' accordin" to the currentl' selected file cate"ori.ation mode. f one or more file filters are selected? the file cate"ories 8ie charts are followed with the list of selected file filters and then finished with the list of filtered file search results.

n order to ex8ort a P#F re8ort? search files in one or more dis$s? directories or networ$ shares and 8ress the ESaveE &utton located on the main tool&ar. ;n the save re8ort dialo"? select the P#F re8ort format? enter a re8ort title? enter the name of the file to save the re8ort to. 1' default? VX Search ex8orts the to8 1/?/// search results. n order to ex8ort a full re8ort? which ma' result in a ver' lon" P#F document? Fust enter an a88ro8riate num&er of search results to ex8ort.

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3.1( 6'$ortin! Searc

8esults to an S;+ "ata.ase

VX Search 3ltimate and VX Search Server 8rovide the a&ilit' to ex8ort search results into an S<L data&ase allowin" one to save re8orts from multi8le servers andAor des$to8 com8uters in a centrali.ed S<L data&ase for future anal'sis and reference.

1efore ex8ortin" search results to an S<L data&ase? the user needs to o8en the o8tions dialo" and confi"ure an ;#1( data source to use to connect to the data&ase.

;nce the data&ase connection is confi"ured and tested? 8ress the ESaveE &utton located on the main tool&ar? enter a re8ort title? select the ES<L #ata&aseE re8ort format and 8ress the ESaveE &utton. For each re8ort in the data&ase? VX Search shows the date and time of the search o8eration? the host name? the directories that were searched? the num&er of files and dis$ s8ace and the re8ort title. 0o load a 8reviousl' saved re8ort? Fust clic$ on the re8ort item.

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3.20 Multi93 readed )ile Searc


VX Search is o8timi.ed for modern multi:coreAmulti:(P3 s'stems and 8owerful dis$ 72 # arra's and is ca8a&le of 8erformin" file search o8erations usin" a num&er of 8rocessin" threads. n order to ena&le 8arallel scannin" of in8ut dis$s and directories? select the E2dvancedE ta& on the search o8tions dialo"? and select the EParallelE file scannin" mode.

n addition? if the search o8eration is 8erformed on a multi:coreAmulti:(P3 s'stem? set the num&er of 8rocessin" threads to the num&er of 8h'sical (P3s or (P3 cores availa&le in the com8uter s'stem. 0he 8erformance im8rovement ma' &e es8eciall' si"nificant when searchin" files in multi8le 8h'sical dis$s or networ$ shares usin" com8lex search >ueries.

3.21 Searc in! Networ# S ares Usin! UN0 Pat

Na*es

VX Search full' su88orts the 3+( notation and allows one to search files in networ$ shares &' s8ecif'in" one or more 3+( locations in the file search dialo". n order to search files in one or more networ$ shares? 8ress the E2ddE &utton located on the ri"ht side of the list of search locations? enter a 3+( networ$ location and 8ress the E;$E &utton.

n order to &e a&le to search files in networ$ shares? the user needs to have director' access 8ermissions. n addition? in order to 8erform file mana"ement o8erations? such as file co8'? move or delete? on search results found in networ$ shares? the user needs to have file write 8ermissions.

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3.22 Searc in! )iles in One or More Servers


VX Search allows one to search files in all networ$ shares of one or more servers or +2S stora"e devices on the networ$. n order to search files in one or more servers? o8en the search dialo"? 8ress the E2ddE &utton located on the ri"ht side of the list of search locations? select the ESearch Servers or +2S #evicesE mode and enter one or more host names or P addresses se8arated &' the semicolon GOH character.

VX Search will scan the networ$ and show a list of networ$ shares detected in the s8ecified servers and +2S stora"e devices allowin" one to select one or more networ$ shares that should &e 8rocessed. n order to &e a&le to use this feature? the user needs to have 8ermissions to access networ$ shares.

0he networ$ shares scannin" o8eration ma' &e 8erformed multi8le times for different servers and +2S stora"e devices and an unlimited num&er of networ$ shares from different servers ma' &e added to the file search o8eration. #urin" runtime? VX Search will 8rocess all the s8ecified networ$ shares in 8arallel usin" all (P3s andAor (P3:cores availa&le in the host com8uter VX Search is runnin" on.

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3.23 Searc in! )iles in &ll Servers on t e Networ#


2nother o8tion is to search files in all servers andAor +2S stora"e devices availa&le on the networ$. n order to search files in all servers on the networ$? o8en the search dialo"? 8ress the E2ddE &utton located on the ri"ht side of the list of search locations? select the E2ll Servers on the +etwor$E mode and 8ress the E;$E &utton.

VX Search will scan the networ$ and show a list of servers and +2S stora"e devices detected on the networ$. Select one or more servers to search in and 8ress the E;$E &utton.

VX Search will scan the selected servers and show a list of networ$ shares detected in the servers and +2S stora"e devices allowin" one to select one or more networ$ shares that should &e 8rocessed. #urin" runtime? VX Search will 8rocess the selected networ$ shares in 8arallel usin" all (P3s availa&le in the host com8uter VX Search is runnin" on. n order to &e a&le to use this feature? the user needs to have 8ermissions to access networ$ shares.

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3.24 <indows S ell -nte!ration


n order to sim8lif' execution of search o8erations? VX Search 8rovides =indows shell inte"ration ca8a&ilities allowin" one to search files directl' from the =indows 5x8lorer a88lication. Select one or more dis$s or directories in the =indows 5x8lorer a88lication? 8ress the ri"ht mouse &utton and select the EVX Search : Search FilesE menu item to search files in the selected dis$s and directories.

;n the search dialo"? enter a file search wildcard and 8ress the ESearchE &utton to start the search o8eration. 2lternativel'? 8ress the E2dvanced SearchE &utton and s8ecif' one or more file matchin" rules on the advanced search o8tions dialo".

0he last 1/ file search o8erations 8erformed throu"h the =indows 5x8lorer a88lication are remem&ered in the locations and file wildcards histor' and the user is 8rovided with the a&ilit' to select one of the 8reviousl' entered locations or file wildcards usin" the histor' selection &uttons located on the ri"ht side of the search dialo".

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3.25 Usin! t e S/ste* 3ra/ -con


Power com8uter users and 0 administrators ma' use the VX Search s'stem tra' icon to start fre>uentl' 8erformed file search o8erations directl' from the s'stem tra' status area. 0he VX Search s'stem tra' icon menu shows all the user:defined search 8rofiles and allows one to start an' file search o8eration in a sin"le mouse clic$.

n order to ena&le the s'stem tra' icon? o8en the E;8tionsE dialo"? select the E6eneralE ta& and chec$ the E9inimi.e 0o S'stem 0ra'E o8tion. =hen this o8tion is ena&led? the VX Search main 63 a88lication will &e minimi.ed to the s'stem tra' icon. 0o o8en the VX Search s'stem tra' menu? clic$ the ri"ht mouse &utton over the s'stem tra' icon.

=hen a search o8eration is launched from the s'stem tra' menu? the VX Search 63 a88lication will &e restored from the s'stem tra' area and shown as the to8 level window dis8la'in" search results that were found.

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"es#to$ S ortcuts

;ne of the most useful ca8a&ilities of VX Search is the a&ilit' to create des$to8 shortcuts for fre>uentl' used file search o8erations allowin" one to execute these file search o8erations in a sin"le mouse clic$.

n order to create a des$to8 shortcut for a user:defined search 8rofile? select the re>uired search 8rofile? 8ress the ri"ht mouse &utton and select the E(reate #es$to8 ShortcutE menu item. VX Search will create a des$to8 shortcut? which will &e dis8la'ed on the =indows des$to8 with the VX Search icon and the selected search 8rofile name. (lic$ on a VX Search des$to8 shortcut to execute the associated search o8eration and dis8la' search results.

3.22 &dvanced )ile Searc

O$tions

0he advanced search o8tions ta& allows one to set the default re8ort title? which is used for automated re8ort "enerations? the maximum num&er of search results? the file scannin" mode? the s8eed of the search o8eration and the num&er of 8rocessin" threads to use.

n addition? VX Search 3ltimate and VX Search Server 8rovide the user with the a&ilit' to automaticall' "enerate re8orts? ex8ort results to an S<L data&ase or send 5:9ail notifications when the search o8eration finds a user:s8ecified num&er of files.

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3.28 6'cludin! Su.directories :ro* )ile Searc


Sometimes? it ma' &e re>uired to exclude one or more su&directories from the file search 8rocess. n order to add one or more directories to the exclude list? o8en the search 8rofile dialo"? select the E5xcludeE ta& and 8ress the E2ddE &utton located on the ri"ht side of the dialo".

#irectories added to the exclude list will &e excluded recursivel' includin" all files and su&directories. n order to remove a director' from the exclude list? select the re>uired director' and 8ress the E#eleteE &utton. n addition? advanced users are 8rovided with a num&er of exclude directories macro commands allowin" one to exclude multi8le directories usin" a sin"le macro command. VX Search 8rovides the followin" exclude directories macro commandsD ,467-NS =3e't Strin!> : this macro command excludes all directories &e"innin" with the s8ecified text strin". ,0ON3&-NS =3e't Strin!> : this macro command excludes all directories containin" the s8ecified text strin". ,6N"S =3e't Strin!> : this macro command excludes all directories endin" with the s8ecified text strin". ,8676X =8e!ular 6'$ression> : this macro command excludes directories matchin" the s8ecified re"ular ex8ression.

For exam8le? the exclude macro command EK(;+02 +S 0em8orar' FilesE will exclude all directories with E0em8orar' FilesE at an' 8lace in the full director' 8ath and the exclude macro command EK7565X I.G09PJ059PHKE will exclude directories endin" with E.09PE or E.059PE.

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3.2( 6'cludin! S$eci:ic )iles :ro* )ile Searc


2dvanced users are 8rovided with the a&ilit' to exclude s8ecific files or file cate"ories from the file search 8rocess. n "eneral? all t'8es of file matchin" rules 8rovide 8ositive o8erators? intended to 8ositivel' match files? and ne"ative o8erators? intended to exclude s8ecific files or cate"ories of files from file search results.

For exam8le? letEs assume that the user needs to search files &' name? &ut exclude all 8ictures and ima"e files from search results. n this case? the user needs to add a file name rule and a file cate"or' rule with the E+ot 7elated 0oE o8erator? which will exclude all t'8es of ima"es and 8ictures from search results.

Similarl'? in order to exclude all s'stem and hidden files from search results? add a rule to match files &' file attri&utes? select the E5xcludeE o8erator and select the file attri&utes that should &e excluded.

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3.30 &uto*atic 8e$ort 7eneration


n order to ena&le automatic re8ort "eneration? o8en the search o8tions dialo"? select the E2dvancedE ta&? ena&le execution of conditional actions? s8ecif' the num&er of search results to tri""er the action? select an a88ro8riate re8ort format and o8tionall' s8ecif' the name of the director' or file to save re8orts in.

f the re8ort file name is em8t'? VX Search will save re8ort to the userEs home director' with automaticall' "enerated file names containin" the date and time of each re8ort. f the s8ecified action value is an existin" director'? VX Search will save re8orts to the director'. ;therwise? the s8ecified value will &e used as the name of the re8ort file and all re8orts will &e saved to the same file overwritin" the file with each new re8ort.

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3.31 Sendin! 69Mail Noti:ications


VX Search 3ltimate and VX Search Server 8rovide the a&ilit' to send 5:9ail notifications when a search o8eration finds a user:s8ecified num&er of files. 0his feature is es8eciall' useful for 8eriodic search o8erations 8erformed automaticall' at s8ecific time intervals and intended to detect s8ecific t'8es or cate"ories of files in enter8rise stora"e s'stems.

n order to ena&le 5:9ail notifications for a search o8eration? o8en the search 8rofile dialo"? select the E2dvancedE ta&? ena&le conditional actions? set the num&er of file search results to tri""er the action? select the E5:9ail +otificationE action t'8e and enter an e:mail address to send notifications to.

5:9ail notifications will &e send usin" the S90P e:mail account confi"ured in the o8tions dialo". n order to confi"ure the S90P account? o8en the o8tions dialo"? select the E5:9ailE ta&? enter the host name or the P address of the S90P server? enter the 0(PA P 8ort num&er? enter the name of the user account? 8assword and the source 5:9ail address that should &e used &' VX Search in 5:9ail notifications.

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3.32 Sound Noti:ications


VX Search 8rovides the a&ilit' to 8la' notification sounds when a file search o8eration is started? com8leted or failed. n addition? the user is 8rovided with the a&ilit' to ena&le? disa&le or customi.e all t'8es of sound notifications.

n order to o8en the E+otification SoundsE dialo"? select the E0ools : +otification SoundsE menu item. 0he E+otifications SoundsE dialo" shows all the availa&le sound notifications and allows one to ena&le or disa&le s8ecific sound notifications.

n order to select a custom notification sound file? clic$ on a notification sound item in the sounds list and select a custom =2V file. n order to 8la' a notification sound? select the re>uired notification sound in the sounds list and 8ress the EPla'E &utton.

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3.33 0usto*i1in! VX Searc

7U- a$$lication

VX Search 8rovides a lar"e num&er of customi.a&le o8tions allowin" one to tune file search o8erations and the VX Search 63 a88lication for user:s8ecific needs and re>uirements. n order to o8en the E;8tionsE dialo"? select the E0ools : 2dvanced ;8tionsE menu item.

S ow Main 3ool.ar : 3se this o8tion to ena&leAdisa&le the tool&ar in the main VX Search 63 a88lication. &uto*aticall/ 0 ec# )or Product U$dates : 3se this o8tion to ena&le automatic chec$ for 8roduct u8dates. f this o8tion is ena&led? VX Search will chec$ for new 8roduct u8dates on each start and dis8la' the E38dateE lin$ in the &ottom:ri"ht corner of the status &ar when a new 8roduct version will &e availa&le. "isa.le )ailed Periodic 0o**ands : 0his o8tion a88lica&le to VX Search Server onl' and it ma' &e used to disa&le failed 8eriodic search o8erations. S ow 6rror Messa!es in S/ste* 3ra/ : 3se this o8tion to ena&leAdisa&le dis8la' of error messa"es in the s'stem tra' status area when the VX Search 63 a88lication is minimi.ed to the s'stem tra' icon. S ow Scannin! &ccess "enied 6rrors : 3se this o8tion to ena&leAdisa&le dis8la' of access denied errors issued when VX Search is una&le to search files in a dis$ or director' due to insufficient 8ermissions. &.ort O$eration On 0ritical 6rrors : 1' default? VX Search tries to 8rocess as man' dis$s and directories as 8ossi&le while lo""in" errors in the 8rocess lo". Select this o8tion to a&ort search and file mana"ement o8erations on the first critical error. 6na.le Manual Product 8e!istration : 3se this o8tion to ena&leAdisa&le manual 8roduct re"istration. Process S/ste* )iles : 3se this o8tion to ena&leAdisa&le 8rocessin" of 8rotected s'stem files and directories. Process "irector/ +in#s and 5unctions : 3se this o8tion to ena&leAdisa&le 8rocessin" of director' lin$s and Functions. Mini*i1e 3o S/ste* 3ra/ : 5na&le this o8tion to minimi.e the VX Search 63 a88lication to the s'stem tra' icon. Start Mini*i1ed : 5na&le this o8tion to start the VX Search 63 a88lication minimi.ed to the s'stem tra' icon.

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0he ES ortcutsE ta& allows one to customi.e $e'&oard shortcuts. n order to chan"e a $e'&oard shortcut? clic$ on the shortcut item in the list to o8en the $e'&oard shortcut dialo" and 8ress a new $e' se>uence.

0he EPro'/E ta& 8rovides the a&ilit' to confi"ure nternet access throu"h an @00P 8rox'. VX Search chec$s for 8roduct u8dates throu"h the nternet and if the com8uter where the 8roduct is installed on is connected to the nternet throu"h an @00P 8rox'? the user ma' confi"ure a custom @00P 8rox' confi"uration.

1' default? VX Search uses the hostEs default 8rox' confi"uration and the user needs to chan"e these settin"s onl' if VX Search is una&le to receive 8roduct u8dates.

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0he E69MailE ta& allows one to confi"ure an S90P account to use to send user:defined 5:9ail notifications. 0hese features are availa&le in VX Search 3ltimate and VX Search Server onl'. 0he S90P account settin"s confi"ured on this ta& are a88lica&le to &oth the VX Search 63 a88lication and the VX Search command line utilit'.

0he E"ata.aseE ta& 8rovides the user with the a&ilit' to confi"ure the ;#1( data&ase interface? which ma' &e used to save file search re8orts to an S<L data&ase. n order to confi"ure the ;#1( data&ase interface? enter the ;#1( data source name? user name and 8assword to use to connect to the data&ase.

0he ;#1( data&ase interface confi"ured on this ta& is a88lica&le to &oth the VX Search 63 a88lication and the VX Search command line utilit'. S<L data&ase ex8ort ca8a&ilities are availa&le in VX Search 3ltimate and VX Search Server onl'.

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3.34 Usin! VX Searc

0o**and +ine Utilit/

n addition to the VX Search 63 a88lication? VX Search 3ltimate and VX Search Server 8rovide a command line utilit' allowin" one to execute file search o8erations from an ;S shell window. 0he VX Search command line utilit' is located in =Product"ir>?.in director'.

0o**and +ine S/nta'@

v'searc

9searc

=)ile)ilter> 9dir ="irector/ 1> A ... "irector/ X B

0his command searches files in the s8ecified directories? dis$s or networ$ shares.

v'searc

9searc

9re!e' =8e!ular 6'$ression> 9dir ="irector/ 1> A ... "irector/ X B

0his command searches files usin" a re"ular ex8ression.

v'searc

9searc

=)ile)ilter> 9server = ostna*e1C ostna*e2C ostna*eX>

0his command searches files in all networ$ shares of the s8ecified servers andAor +2S devices.

v'searc

9searc

=)ile)ilter> 9networ#

0his command searches files in all detected servers andAor +2S devices on the networ$.

v'searc

9searc

=XM+ Searc

8ules )ile> 9dir ="irector/ 1> A ... "irector/ X B

0his command searches files in the s8ecified directories? dis$s or networ$ shares.

v'searc

9e'ecute =Pro:ile Na*e>

0his command executes the s8ecified file search 8rofile.

v'searc

9e'ecute =XM+ 0o**and )ile Na*e>

0his command executes the s8ecified X9L search command file.

Para*eters@

9dir ="irector/> 0his 8arameter s8ecifies an in8ut director'? dis$ or a networ$ share for the file search o8eration. n order to ensure 8ro8er 8arsin" of command line ar"uments? directories containin" s8ace characters should &e dou&le >uoted.

9server = ostna*e1C ostna*e2C ostna*eX> 0his 8arameters s8ecifies one or more servers or +2S stora"e devices to search files in. 0he list of servers ma' &e s8ecified as a list of host name or P addresses delimited &' the semicolon GOH character.

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0o**and +ine O$tions@ 9saveD t*lDre$ort A )ile Na*e B 0his o8tion saves an @09L file search re8ort to the s8ecified file. 9saveDte'tDre$ort A )ile Na*e B 0his o8tion saves a 8lain text file search re8ort to the s8ecified file. 9saveDcsvDre$ort A )ile Na*e B 0his o8tion saves an 5xcel (SV file search re8ort to the s8ecified file. 9saveD'*lDre$ort A )ile Na*e B 0his o8tion saves an X9L file search re8ort to the s8ecified file. 9saveD$d:Dre$ort A )ile Na*e B 0his o8tion saves a P#F file search re8ort to the s8ecified file. 9saveDre$ort A )ile Na*e B 0his o8tion saves a re8ort in the VX Search native re8ort format. 9saveDtoDdata.ase 0his o8tion saves file search results to an S<L data&ase. 9title =8e$ort 3itle> 0his o8tion sets the re8ort title. 9co*$ress 0his o8tion instructs to ex8ort a com8ressed re8ort. 9$er: =)U++ E M6"-UM E +O<> 0his 8arameter controls the s8eed of the file search o8eration. F3LL : Full:s8eed file search 95# 39 : 9edium:s8eed file search L;= : Low:s8eed file search 9v Shows the 8roduct maFor version? minor version? revision and &uild date. 9 el$ 0his command shows the command line usa"e information.

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3.35 Product U$date Procedure


2lmost ever' month? Flexense releases &u":fixes and 8roduct u8dates for VX Search. 0hese 8roduct u8dates are u8loaded to our we& site and ma' &e a88lied to an' installed 8roduct version. 5ach time VX Search is started? the u8date mana"er chec$s if there is a new 8roduct version availa&le. f there is a new 8roduct u8date availa&le? the user will see an E38dateE lin$ in the ri"ht:most corner of the status &ar.

n order to manuall' chec$ that the currentl' installed 8roduct version is u8:to:date? select menu E@el8 : (hec$ For 38datesE on the main menu &ar. 0he u8date mana"er will connect to the u8date server and chec$ if there is a newer version of the 8roduct availa&le for download. f there is a new 8roduct version availa&le? the u8date dialo" will show the version of the new 8roduct u8date and two &uttonsD the E7elease +otesE &utton and the E nstallE &utton. Press the E7elease +otesE &utton to see more information a&out what new features and &u":fixes contains this s8ecific 8roduct version. Press the E nstallE &utton to download and install the new 8roduct version.

2fter 8ressin" the E nstallE &utton? 8lease wait while the u8date mana"er will download the new 8roduct version to the local dis$. 0he u8date 8ac$a"e will &e downloaded to a tem8orar' director' on the s'stem drive and automaticall' deleted after the u8date mana"er will finish u8datin" the 8roduct.

2fter download is com8leted? close all o8en VX Search a88lications and 8ress the E;$E &utton when read'. f one or more VX Search a88lications will &e o8en durin" the u8date? the o8eration will fail and the whole u8date 8rocess will need to &e restarted from the &e"innin". 2fter finishin" the u8date 8rocess? VX Search will show a messa"e &ox informin" a&out the successfull' com8leted o8eration.

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3.3% Product 8e!istration Procedure


Licenses for commercial 8roduct versions and discounted license 8ac$s ma' &e 8urchased on the followin" 8a"eD htt8DAAwww.vxsearch.comA8urchase.html

2fter finishin" the 8urchase 8rocess? wait for the followin" two e:mail messa"esD the first one with a recei8t for 'our 8a'ment and the second one with an unloc$ $e'. f 'ou will not receive 'our unloc$ $e' within 2* hours? 8lease chec$ 'our s8am &ox for e:mail messa"es ori"inatin" from su$$ortF:le'ense.co* and if it is nor here contact our su88ort team. 2fter 'ou will receive 'our unloc$ $e'? start the VX Search 63 a88lication and 8ress the E7e"isterE &utton located in the to8:ri"ht corner of the window. ;n the re"ister dialo"? enter 'our name and the received unloc$ $e' and 8ress the E7e"isterE &utton to finish the re"istration 8rocedure.

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4.1 VX Searc Server Overview

VX Search Server is a rule:&ased file search server? which runs in the &ac$"round as a service and 8rovides a we&:&ased 63 interface allowin" one to connect to the server usin" a re"ular we& &rowser and search files in one or more directories? dis$s? networ$ shares or +2S stora"e devices &' the file name? re"ular ex8ressions? si.e? file t'8e? attri&utes? user name? creation? last modification or last access dates? text and &inar' 8atterns? 4P56 5X F ta"s? etc.

VX Search Server allows one to confi"ure an unlimited num&er of files search o8erations? with each one ca8a&le of searchin" files usin" an extensive set of file matchin" rules com&ined with lo"ical o8erators. Power users are 8rovided with the a&ilit' to com&ine multi8le t'8es of rules into hierarchical file search >ueries ca8a&le of 8recisel' searchin" re>uired t'8es or "rou8s of files. For exam8le? VX Search Server allows one to search for all t'8es of documents with the file si.e more than X 91 that were modified durin" the last C months.

0he user is 8rovided with the a&ilit' to review file search results? "enerate @09L? P#F? text? (SV? X9L re8orts or ex8ort re8orts from multi8le servers to a centrali.ed S<L data&ase for future review and anal'sis. n addition? VX Search Server 8rovides the a&ilit' to schedule 8eriodic file search o8erations accordin" to user:defined time intervals? automaticall' "enerate re8orts andAor send 5:9ail notifications when a file search o8eration finds a user:s8ecified num&er of search results.

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Product -nstallation Procedure

VX Search Server is es8eciall' desi"ned to &e as sim8le as 8ossi&le. 0he 8roduct does not re>uire an' third:8art' software a88lications and ma' &e installed and confi"ured within a cou8le of minutes. 2 full' functional 3/:da's trial version of VX Search Server ma' &e downloaded from the followin" 8a"eD htt8DAAwww.vxsearch.comAdownloads.html.

0he installation 8ac$a"e is ver' small? 291 : 391 de8endin" on the tar"et o8eratin" s'stem? and the 8roduct re>uires Fust 1/91 of the free dis$ s8ace on the tar"et server. n order to install VX Search Server? start the setu8 8ro"ram? select a destination director' and 8ress the E+extE &utton.

;8tionall'? enter custom server control andAor we& access 8orts. 0he server control 8ort is used &' the VX Search command line utilit' and the we& access 8ort is the 8ort for the we&: &ased mana"ement interface allowin" one to control VX Search Server usin" a standard we& &rowser. f VX Search Server should &e controlled remotel' throu"h the networ$? ma$e sure one or &oth of these 8orts are o8en in the serverEs firewall.

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-nitial Product 0on:i!uration

2fter finishin" the installation 8rocedure? o8en a re"ular we& &rowser and lo"in to the VX Search Server we&:&ased mana"ement interface usin" the default Gad*inAad*inH user name and 8assword. 0he VX Search Server home 8a"e allows one to confi"ure file search o8erations review results? "enerate re8orts and schedule 8eriodic file search Fo&s.

n order to add a new file search command? 8ress the E2dd (ommandE &utton? s8ecif' a uni>ue command name? enter one or more dis$s? directories or networ$ shares to search files in and add one or more file search rules. ;nce finished confi"urin" the file search command? 8ress the ESaveE &utton.

n order to execute a file search command manuall'? Fust clic$ on the commandEs EStartE &utton located in the E0oolsE column. n order to schedule the file search command to &e executed 8eriodicall' at s8ecific time intervals? 8ress the EPeriodic 4o&sE &utton located on the VX Search Server home 8a"e and setu8 a 8eriodic search Fo&.

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4.4

;uic# )ile Searc

O$erations

VX Search Server 8rovides the followin" two file search modesD the >uic$ file search mode? which is an eas' to use mode for sim8le search o8erations? and the search commands mode? which 8rovides the a&ilit' to 8re:confi"ure a num&er of file search commands &ased on one or more file matchin" rules and allowin" one to control an extensive set of file search o8tions.

n order to sim8le search files usin" the >uic$ file search mode? 8ress the ESearchE &utton located on the VX Search Server home 8a"e? s8ecif' dis$s? directories or networ$ shares to search in and add one or more file search rules.

n the >uic$ file search mode? VX Search Server will automaticall' create a file search command accordin" to the selected file search rules? search files in the s8ecified dis$s and directories and dis8la' search results. 5ach >uic$ file search command is saved in the 8roduct confi"uration file? dis8la'ed on the VX Search Server home 8a"e and ma' &e later executed a"ain or customi.ed to search different sets of files.

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Mana!in! )ile Searc

0o**ands

VX Search Server allows one to confi"ure multi8le file search o8erations with each one ca8a&le of searchin" files in a num&er of dis$s? directories? networ$ shares or +2S stora"e devices. n order to add a new command? 8ress the E2dd (ommandE &utton located on the VX Search Server home 8a"e? s8ecif' a uni>ue command name? enter one or more dis$s? directories or networ$ shares to search in? add one or more file search rules and 8ress the ESaveE &utton.

5ach file search o8eration ma' &e confi"ured to search files usin" an extensive set of file search rules com&ined with lo"ical o8erators. 2dvanced users are 8rovided with the a&ilit' to define multi:level? hierarchical file search >ueries ca8a&le of 8recisel' selectin" re>uired files &' the file name? re"ular ex8ressions? file t'8e? file si.e? user name? attri&utes? creation? last modification or last access dates? text or &inar' 8atterns? 4P56 5X F ta"s? etc.

n addition? the user is 8rovided with the a&ilit' to exclude one or more directories from the files search 8rocess? set a custom re8ort title? control the maximum num&er of search results for each file search o8eration? set the num&er of histor' re8orts to save for each file search o8eration and confi"ure file search o8erations to intentionall' slow down the file search 8rocess in order to minimi.e the 8erformance im8act on runnin" 8roduction servers.

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Searc in! )iles ./ 0ate!or/


files &' the reco"ni.in" the ESearch a88ro8riate

;ne of the most 8owerful ca8a&ilities of VX Search Server is the a&ilit' to search file t'8e or cate"or' usin" an extensive set of file classification 8lu"ins ca8a&le of more than 2-// t'8es of files. n order to search files related to a cate"or'? select Files (ate"ori.ed 2sE file matchin" rule and 8ress the ESelectE &utton to select an file cate"or'.

2ll file cate"ories are or"ani.ed into a lo"ical hierarch' with multi8le su&cate"ories? "rou8s and file classes. Select a file classification 8lu"in and &rowse the hierarch' of file cate"ories to select an a88ro8riate file t'8e. For exam8le? select the E ma"es? Pictures and 6ra8hic FilesE cate"or' to find all t'8es of ima"es and 8icture files. 0his is es8eciall' useful when the user needs to find multi8le t'8es of files? &ut does not $now all the re>uired file extensions.

f the selected file cate"or' contains a num&er of su&cate"ories? files related to an' of the selected su&cate"ories will &e dis8la'ed in the search results. 2 num&er of file cate"ories ma' &e added usin" multi8le file matchin" rules com&ined with a lo"ical G2+#? ;7H o8erator. Finall'? 8ower com8uter users and 0 administrators ma' desi"n custom file classification 8lu"ins with user:s8ecific file cate"ories and hierarchies usin" a sim8le X9L:&ased format and use these custom file cate"ories in file search o8erations.

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4.2

Searc in! )iles ./ Na*e

VX Search allows one to search files &' the file name? location? extension? full file name includin" the full 8ath? the name of the director' without the 8ath and file name and the file name without extension. 0here are a num&er of 8ositive and ne"ative 8attern matchin" o8erators 8rovidin" the user with the a&ilit' to match text 8atterns located at different 8laces of the file name and allowin" one to define 8recise file matchin" rules.

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Searc in! )iles ./ Si1e

0he user is 8rovided with the a&ilit' to search files &' the file si.e usin" multi8le com8arison o8erators and si.e units. 0his file matchin" rule is ver' useful when com&ined with file cate"ories to search files matchin" multi8le different criteria.

For exam8le? VX Search allows one to find all 8ictures and ima"es with the file si.e "reater than X 91. 0he si.e:&ased file matchin" rule ma' &e com&ined with other t'8es of file matchin" rules allowin" one to find files exactl' matchin" user needs and re>uirements.

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Searc in! )iles ./ "ate

VX Search 8rovides two sets of file matchin" rules allowin" one to search files &' the creation? modification and last access dates. 0he fist set of time:&ased file matchin" rules wor$s with relative time 8eriods and 8rovides the a&ilit' to find files that were created? modified or last accessed durin" X da's? wee$s? months or 'ears.

0he relative time:&ased rules are useful when the user needs sta&le time 8eriods not chan"in" and $ee8in" valid as the time 8asses on. For exam8le? a file matchin" rule searchin" files that were modified durin" the last % da's is alwa's valid disre"ardin" of the current date.

Sometimes? when the user needs to find files that were created? modified or last accessed durin" ver' s8ecific dates? relative time 8eriods are not "ood. For these cases? VX Search 8rovides a&solute date:&ased file matchin" rules? which are allowin" one to define exact dates or date ran"es to search for.

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4.10 Searc in! )iles ./ 3e't Strin!s


VX Search Server 8rovides a file matchin" rule ca8a&le of searchin" files containin" or not containin" user:s8ecified text strin"s. n order to match files &' a text 8attern? select the ESearch Files &' 0ext Strin"E file matchin" rule? select an a88ro8riate text matchin" o8erator and enter a text strin" to search for.

4.11 Searc in! )iles ./ 4inar/ Patterns


Power com8uter users and 0 administrators are 8rovided with a &inar' 8attern file matchin" rule? which is ca8a&le of searchin" files &' &inar' 8atterns located at s8ecific locations inside of files. n order to add a &inar' file matchin" rule? select the E1inar' @5X 8atternE rule? select an a88ro8riate 8attern matchin" o8erator? enter the @5X 8attern to search for and enter the 8osition inside of files where the &inar' 8attern should &e located.

0he &inar' 8attern file matchin" rule is ver' useful when the user needs to detect s8ecific file formats containin" format:s8ecific si"nature 8atterns at desi"nated 8ositions. 9ulti8le &inar' 8attern rules ma' &e com&ined with lo"ical o8erators to detect files containin" multi8le 8atterns at different 8ositions. 0he 8attern should &e s8ecified as a strin" of @5X characters with two characters 8er &'te delimited &' the s8ace character. 0he 8osition should &e s8ecified as an a&solute offset from the &e"innin" of the file.

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4.12 Searc in! )iles ./ )ile &ttri.utes


Sometimes? it ma' &e re>uired to search files &' file attri&utes. For these 8ur8oses? VX Search Server 8rovides the file attri&utes file matchin" rule. Select the EFile 2ttri&utesE file matchin" rule? select an a88ro8riate attri&ute matchin" o8erator and 8ress the ESelectE &utton to select the attri&utes to &e chec$ed.

;n the attri&utes select 8a"e? chec$ all the attri&utes that should &e tested and 8ress the ESaveE &utton. =hen the o8erator is set to E@avin" 2ttri&utesE? VX Search Server will search files havin" all the selected file attri&utes. ;therwise? VX Search Server will search files havin" none of the selected file attri&utes.

0he ne"ative o8erator is es8eciall' useful when the user needs to find all files related to a s8ecific file cate"or'? &ut s$i8 all 8rotected s'stem and hidden files. 0he attri&utes file matchin" rule ma' &e com&ined with other t'8es of file matchin" rules allowin" one to 8recisel' select the re>uired files.

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4.13 Searc in! )iles ./ User


Power com8uter users and 0 administrators are 8rovided with the a&ilit' to search files &' the user name. Select the E3ser +ameE file matchin" rule? select an a88ro8riate text matchin" o8erator and enter the user name to search for. 0he entered text 8attern is case insensitive and it ma' &e matched exactl' or at different 8laces inside of the user name usin" different t'8es of the text matchin" o8erator.

4.14 Searc in! 5P67 i*a!es ./ 6X-) ta!s


2ll 4P56 ima"es include a set of 5X F ta"s containin" various information a&out the camera and the ima"in" mode used to ta$e the 8icture. n addition? the 5X F ta"s ma' contain custom fields with 8ro8rietar' information related to the su&Fect dis8la'ed in the 8icture. VX Search Server allows one to search 4P56 ima"es usin" standard and custom 4P56 5X F ta"s.

n order to search 4P56 ima"es &' 5X F ta"s? select the ESearch 4P56 ma"es =ith 5X F 0a"E file matchin" rule? select the ta" to &e chec$ed? select an a88ro8riate text matchin" o8erator and enter a text or numeric value to search for.

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4.15 Searc in! )iles Usin! 8e!ular 6'$ressions


7e"ular ex8ressions 8rovide a flexi&le and 8owerful wa' to match text 8atterns in file names and directories. VX Search Server 8rovides the 7e"5x 8attern matchin" o8erator for the file name search rule and the file 8ath search rule.

n order to search files usin" a re"ular ex8ression? select the EFile +ameE file matchin" rule? select the E7e"5xE 8attern matchin" o8erator and enter a re"ular ex8ression that should &e matched. For exam8le? the EI.G4P6J19PJP+6HKE re"ular ex8ression will match all 4P6? 19P and P+6 ima"e files.

7e"ular ex8ressions ma' &e com&ined with other t'8es of file matchin" rules allowin" one to match a ver' s8ecific set of files. n addition to the a&ilit' to match files usin" re"ular ex8ressions? VX Search Server allows one to exclude files usin" re"ular ex8ressions. For exam8le? in order to search all 8ro"rams and executa&le files while excludin" files located in the =indows director'? use the re"ular ex8ression ELGMN(DII= +#;=SHE a88lied to the EFull PathE file matchin" rule.

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4.1% Usin! Multi9+evel )ile Searc

8ules

Sometimes? it ma' &e re>uired to define multi:level? hierarchical file matchin" rules. For exam8le? letEs assume that we need to find files related to multi8le file cate"ories with the file si.e more that 1/ 91 that were last accessed more than 3 'ears a"o. n order to add a nested rule list? o8en the search command 8a"e? 8ress the E2dd 7uleE &utton and select the E+ested 7ule ListE file matchin" rule.

;n the nested rules dialo"? add all the re>uired file cate"ories? select the E;7E lo"ical o8erator and 8ress the E;$E &utton. ;n the search command 8a"e? 8ress the E2dd 7uleE &utton? add the time:&ased file matchin" rule to find files that were last accessed more than 3 'ears a"o? add a rule to match files with the file si.e more than 1/ 91 and select the E2+#E lo"ical o8erator.

0he nested rule list will match all the re>uired file cate"ories? while the time:&ased to8 level file matchin" rule will select files that were last accessed more than 3 'ears a"o. VX Search Server 8rovides a full' scala&le rule:&ased model with an unlimited num&er of nested levels allowin" one to define so8histicated? multi:level file matchin" rules ca8a&le of 8recisel' searchin" the re>uired files.

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4.12 6'cludin! "irectories :ro* t e )ile Searc

Process

Sometimes? it ma' &e re>uired to exclude one or more su&directories from the file search 8rocess. n order to add one or more directories to the exclude list? o8en the search command confi"uration 8a"e? 8ress the E;8tionsE &utton and add one or more directories to the exclude directories list.

#irectories added to the exclude list will &e excluded recursivel' includin" all files and su&directories. n addition? advanced users are 8rovided with a num&er of exclude directories macro commands allowin" one to exclude multi8le directories usin" a sin"le macro command. VX Search Server 8rovides the followin" exclude directories macro commandsD ,467-NS =3e't Strin!> : this macro command excludes all directories &e"innin" with the s8ecified text strin". ,0ON3&-NS =3e't Strin!> : this macro command excludes all directories containin" the s8ecified text strin". ,6N"S =3e't Strin!> : this macro command excludes all directories endin" with the s8ecified text strin". ,8676X =8e!ular 6'$ression> : this macro command excludes directories matchin" the s8ecified re"ular ex8ression.

For exam8le? the exclude macro command EK(;+02 +S 0em8orar' FilesE will exclude all directories with E0em8orar' FilesE at an' 8lace in the full director' 8ath and the exclude macro command EK7565X I.G09PJ059PHKE will exclude directories endin" with E.09PE or E.059PE.

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4.18 8eviewin! )ile Searc

8esults

n order to review results for a finished file search o8eration? Fust clic$ on the command name on the VX Search Server home 8a"e. 0he results 8a"e shows the num&er file search results? the amount of dis$ s8ace and the list of search results. For each result? VX Search Server shows the file name? the name of the director'? the user name? the file si.e and the last modification date.

;ne of the most 8owerful ca8a&ilities of VX Search Server is the a&ilit' to cate"ori.e file search results &' the file extension? file t'8e? si.e? user name? creation? last modification or last access dates and filter dis8la'ed file search results &' one or more file cate"ories.

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n order to filter search results? select one or more file filters and 8ress the ESet FilterE &utton. =hen one or more file filters are selected? saved file search re8orts will include search results matchin" the selected file filters. n order to reset the selected file filters? 8ress the E(lear FilterE &utton.

n order to see extended information for a search result? clic$ on the result name located on the left side of the results 8a"e. VX Search Server allows one to save @09L? P#F? text? 5xcel (SV or X9L re8orts. n order to ex8ort a re8ort? 8ress the ESaveE &utton located in the to8: ri"ht corner of the results 8a"e and select an a88ro8riate re8ort format.

n addition? file search re8orts ma' &e "enerated automaticall' usin" one or more file search actions allowin" one to automaticall' save re8orts when a file search o8eration finds a user: s8ecified num&er of search results. Finall'? VX Search Server 8rovides the a&ilit' to send @09L? text and P#F re8orts as 5:9ail notifications when a file search o8eration finds a user: s8ecified num&er of search results.

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4.1( )ile Searc

8e$orts

For each file search o8eration? VX Search Server saves an individual file search re8ort. n order to o8en the last re8ort? Fust clic$ on the re>uired file search command lin$ dis8la'ed on the VX Search Server home 8a"e. n order to &rowse all re8orts? 8ress the EView 7e8ortsE &utton located on the VX Search Server home 8a"e.

VX Search Server allows one to filter file search re8orts &' the search command name? host name? date and in8ut directories. n order to filter search re8orts? select an a88ro8riate filter located on the &ottom side of the re8orts 8a"e and then select a filter value.

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=hen a re8ort filter is active? VX Search Server dis8la's the num&er of filtered re8orts in the re8orts 8a"e ca8tion and shows re8orts matchin" the selected re8ort filter in the re8orts view. n order to reset the currentl' selected re8ort filter? select the EShow 2llE filter value in the re8ort filer located on the &ottom side of the re8orts 8a"e.

1' default? VX Search Server $ee8s a histor' of 1/ last re8orts for each file search command. n order to o8en a file search re8ort listed in the re8orts view? clic$ on the re>uired re8ort # lin$. 7e8orts are saved in the re8orts director'? which ma' &e confi"ured on the E2dvanced Server ;8tionsE 8a"e.

n addition? the user is 8rovided with the a&ilit' to control the num&er of histor' re8orts saved in the re8orts director'. Finall'? if VX Search Server is confi"ured to save re8orts to an S<L data&ase? the user can set the num&er of histor' re8orts to $ee8 in the S<L data&ase.

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4.20 &uto*atic )ile Searc

&ctions

VX Search Server 8rovides the a&ilit' to automaticall' save re8orts or send 5:9ail notifications when a file search command finds a user:s8ecified num&er of search results. 0his feature is es8eciall' useful in conFunction with 8eriodic file search o8erations allowin" one to schedule file search o8erations at user:s8ecific time intervals. n order to confi"ure automatic file search actions? o8en a file search command and 8ress the E2ctionsE &utton.

n order to add a new action? 8ress the E2dd 2ctionE &utton? enter the num&er of search results to tri""er the action? select an a88ro8riate action t'8e and 8ress the ESaveE &utton. For 5:9ail notification actions? the action value should &e set to an 5:9ail address to send the notification to. n addition? the user needs o8en the ESettin"sE 8a"e and confi"ure an S90P server to use to send 5:9ail notifications.

For re8ort "eneration actions? the action value should &e set to a file name or a director' name where to save file search re8orts. f the action value is set to an existin" director'? VX Search Server will automaticall' "enerate file names with the re8ort date and time added to each re8ort file name. For the custom command action? the action value should &e set to the command Gincludin" all command line ar"umentsH to &e executed.

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4.21 Periodic )ile Searc

O$erations

VX Search Server allows one to setu8 a num&er of 8eriodic Fo&s with each one confi"ured to 8erform one or more file search commands at s8ecific time intervals. 0his feature is es8eciall' useful in conFunction with automatic file search actions allowin" one to save re8orts andAor send 5:9ail notifications when a file search o8eration finds a user:s8ecified num&er of search results. n order to add a 8eriodic file search Fo&? 8ress the EPeriodic 4o&sE &utton located on the VX Search Server home 8a"e and 8ress the E2ddE &utton.

;n the 8eriodic Fo& 8a"e? enter a uni>ue 8eriodic Fo& name? s8ecif' the time interval and select one or more file search commands to execute. n order to reduce the (P3 load and memor' usa"e on the host? VX Server 8erforms selected file search o8erations se>uentiall'? one after one while savin" re8orts and executin" automatic file search actions if re>uired.

n addition? the user is 8rovided with the a&ilit' to intentionall' slow down file search o8erations? in order to com8letel' eliminate 8erformance im8act on 8roduction servers. n order to slow down a file search command? o8en the command 8a"e? 8ress the E;8tionsE &utton? select the ELow S8eedE 8erformance mode and 8ress the ESaveE &utton.

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4.22 Searc in! )iles in Networ# S ares


1' default? the VX Search service is confi"ured to run under the local s'stem account? which is "ood to search files in local dis$s and directories. ;n the other hand? the local s'stem account does not have 8ermissions to access networ$ shares and +2S stora"e devices. n order to ena&le VX Search Server to search files in networ$ shares and +2S stora"e devices? the VX Search service should &e confi"ured to run under a user account? which has 8ermissions to access files and directories located on the re>uired networ$ shares.

0he confi"uration is ver' sim8le and ma' &e 8erformed within a cou8le of seconds usin" the followin" ste8:&':ste8 "uideD 1. 2. 3. *. -. ;8en the =indows control 8anel and clic$ on the E2dministrative 0oolsE utilit'. ;8en the Services control center and find here the E VX Search ServerE service. ;8en the E VX Search ServerE service? select the E6eneralE ta& and sto8 the service. Select the ELo" ;nE ta& and s8ecif' a user account to use for the service. Select the E6eneralE ta& and start the E VX Search ServerE service.

+ow? the VX Search service will run under the s8ecified user account and will have exactl' the same 8ermissions as the s8ecified user account when accessin" networ$ shares and +2S stora"e devices.

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4.23 0on:i!urin! VX Searc

Server

VX Search Server 8rovides a variet' of confi"uration o8tions allowin" one to easil' inte"rate the 8roduct into a user:s8ecific networ$ environment. n order to o8en the main settin"s 8a"e? clic$ on the ESettin"sE lin$ located on the to8 menu &ar.

4.24 0on:i!urin! 0usto* User Na*e and Password


0he VX Search Server we&:&ased mana"ement console? re>uires users to lo"in with a VX Search user name and 8assword. 0he default user name and 8assword is set to ad*inAad*in. n addition? VX Search Server 8rovides the a&ilit' to set a custom user name andAor 8assword for the VX Search we&:&ased mana"ement interface and the command line utilit'? which ma' &e used to automate confi"uration and mana"ement tas$s.

n order to set a custom user name and 8assword? clic$ on the E(onfi"ure Server Lo"inE lin$ located on the main settin"s 8a"e? enter a new user name and 8assword and 8ress the ESaveE &utton.

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4.25 0on:i!urin! 0usto* Server Ports


VX Search Server uses the 0(PA P 8ort ,123 as the default server control 8ort and the 0(PA P 8ort )/ as the default we& access 8ort. Sometimes? these 8orts ma' &e in use &' some other software 8roducts or s'stem services. f one or &oth of these 8orts are in use? VX Search Server will &e una&le to o8erate 8ro8erl' and the user will need to chan"e the VX Search server control 8ort andAor we& access 8ort.

n order to set a custom server control 8ort andAor we& access 8ort? clic$ on the ESetu8 Server PortsE lin$ located on the main settin"s 8a"e? select the E3se (ustom PortE o8tion and enter a custom 8ort num&er to use. f the VX Search server should &e controlled throu"h the networ$? ma$e sure the custom 8orts are o8en in the serverEs firewall.

4.2% 0on:i!urin! 69Mail Noti:ications


VX Search Server 8rovides the a&ilit' to send 5:9ail notifications when a file search command finds a user:s8ecified num&er of search results. n order to confi"ure an S90P 5:9ail server to use to send 5:9ail notifications? clic$ on the E(onfi"ure 5:9ail ServerE lin$ located on the main settin"s 8a"e? enter the S90P server host name? S90P server 8ort? S90P user name? 8assword and the source 5:9ail address to use to send 5:9ail notifications.

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4.22 0on:i!urin! S;+ "ata.ase -nte!ration


VX Search Server 8rovides the a&ilit' to save file search re8orts to an S<L data&ase allowin" one to $ee8 a histor' of re8orts for future review and anal'sis. n order to ena&le S<L data&ase ex8ort? o8en a file search command? 8ress the E2ctionsE &utton and add a file search action to save file search re8orts to an S<L data&ase.

VX Search Server ex8orts S<L data&ase re8orts throu"h the ;#1( data&ase interface? which should &e confi"ured to o8erate 8ro8erl'. n order to confi"ure the ;#1( data&ase interface? clic$ on the E(onfi"ure S<L #ata&aseE lin$ located on the main settin"s 8a"e? ena&le the ;#1( data&ase interface? s8ecif' the ;#1( data source? ;#1( user name and 8assword to use to save re8orts to the S<L data&ase.

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4.28 VX Searc

Server 0o**and +ine Utilit/

n addition to the we&:&ased mana"ement interface? VX Search Server 8rovides a command line utilit' allowin" one to control one or more VX Search Servers locall' or via the networ$. 0he VX Search command line utilit' is located in =Product"ir>?.in director'.

VX Searc

Server 0o**and +ine S/nta'@

v'searc

9serverDs owDco**ands

Shows file search commands confi"ured in VX Search Server.

v'searc

9serverDstartDco**and =0o**and Na*e>

Starts the s8ecified file search command.

v'searc

9serverDsto$Dco**and =0o**and Na*e>

Sto8s the s8ecified file search command.

v'searc

9serverDco**andDstatus =0o**and Na*e>

Shows the current status of a file search command.

v'searc

9serverDco**andDerrors =0o**and Na*e>

Shows 8rocess errors for a file search command.

v'searc

9serverDdeleteDco**and =0o**and Na*e>

#eletes the s8ecified file search command.

v'searc

9serverDe'$ortDre$orts 9re$ortsDdir ="irector/>

5x8orts file search re8orts to the s8ecified director'.

v'searc

9serverDi*$ortDre$orts 9re$ortsDdir ="irector/>

m8orts file search re8orts from the s8ecified director'.

v'searc

9serverDstatus

Shows the current VX Search Server status.

v'searc

9serverDde.u!Dlo!

Shows the VX Search Server de&u" lo".

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Miscellaneous 0o**ands@

v'searc

9v

Shows the 8roduct maFor version? minor version? revision and &uild date.

v'searc

9 el$

0his command shows the command line usa"e information.

0o**and +ine O$tions@

9 ost =Gost Na*e> S8ecifies the host name or an P address of VX Search Server to connect to. f not s8ecified? the command line utilit' will connect to the local host. 9$ort =Port Nu*.er> S8ecifies the 0(PA P 8ort to connect to. f not s8ecified? the command line utilit' will connect to the default VX Search Server 0(PA P 8ort ,123. 9user =User Na*e> S8ecifies a user name to lo"in to VX Search Server. f not s8ecified? the command line utilit' will lo"in usin" the default Pad*inP user name. 9$assword =Password> S8ecifies a 8assword to lo"in to VX Search Server. f not s8ecified? the command line utilit' will lo"in usin" the default Pad*inP 8assword.

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4.2( U$datin! VX Searc

Server

Flexense develo8s VX Search Server usin" a fast release c'cle with minor 8roduct versions? u8dates and &u" fixes released almost ever' month and maFor 8roduct versions released ever' 'ear. +ew 8roduct versions and 8roduct u8dates are 8u&lished on the 8roduct we& site and ma' &e downloaded from the followin" 8a"eD htt8DAAwww.vxsearch.comAdownloads.html.

#ue to the fact that the 8roduct is es8eciall' desi"ned for servers runnin" in 8roduction environments where sta&ilit' is a maFor decision factor? VX Search Server u8dates should &e manuall' installed &' the user. n order to u8date an existin" 8roduct installation? download the latest 8roduct version and Fust start the setu8 8ro"ram.

0he VX Search Server setu8 8ro"ram u8date the 8roduct and restart the VX 8roduct confi"uration files? confi"ured re"istration will remain valid and there

will 8ro8erl' shutdown the runnin" VX Search service? Search service after finishin" the u8date 8rocedure. 2ll file search commands? file search re8orts and 8roduct is nothin" to reconfi"ure or mana"e after the u8date.

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4.30 8e!isterin! VX Searc

Server

=ithin a cou8le of hours after 8urchasin" a 8roduct license? the customer will receive two e: mail messa"esD the first one confirmin" the 8a'ment and the second one containin" an unloc$ $e'? which should &e used to re"ister the 8roduct. f 'ou will not receive 'our unloc$ $e' within 2* hours? 8lease chec$ 'our s8am &ox and if the unloc$ $e' is not in the s8am &ox contact our su88ort teamD su$$ortF:le'ense.co*.

f the com8uter where VX Search Server is installed on is connected to the nternet? lo"in to the VX Search server Gdefault user name and 8asswordD ad*inAad*inH usin" a standard we& &rowser? clic$ on the E2&outE lin$ located on the to8 menu &ar? 8ress the E7e"isterE &utton? enter 'our name or 'our com8an' name? enter the received unloc$ $e' and 8ress the E7e"isterE &utton.

f the com8uter is not connected to the nternet? 8ress the E9anual 7e"istrationE &utton? ex8ort the 8roduct # file and send the 8roduct # file to re!isterFv'searc .co* as an attachment. =ithin a cou8le of hours? 'ou will receive an unloc$ file? which should &e im8orted in order to finish the re"istration 8rocedure.

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4.31 VX Searc

Server O6M Version

Flexense 8rovides s'stem inte"rators? value:added distri&utors and 0 service 8roviders with the a&ilit' to resell VX Search Server andAor 8rovide services &ased on the 8roduct under third:8art' &rand names. 7esellers and inte"rators are 8rovided with the a&ilit' to chan"e the 8roduct name? the 8roduct we& site address? the 8roduct vendor name and the 8roduct vendor we& site address.

n order to &e a&le to set custom ;59 8roduct and vendor information? the user needs to re"ister the 8roduct usin" a s8ecial ;59:5na&led unloc$ $e'? which ma' &e 8urchased on the 8roduct 8urchase 8a"e. ;nce the 8roduct is re"istered usin" an ;59 unloc$ $e'? o8en the E2&outE 8a"e? 8ress the ESet ;59 nfoE &utton? s8ecif' 'our custom ;59 8roduct and vendor information and 8ress the ESaveE &utton.

(ustom ;59 8roduct and vendor information will &e dis8la'ed on all 8a"es of the VX Search we&:&ased mana"ement interface? in all t'8es of re8orts "enerated &' the 8roduct and all notification 5:9ail messa"es sent &' VX Search Server.

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5.1 -nstallin! M/S;+ "ata.ase

VX Search Server is ca8a&le of savin" re8orts in an S<L data&ase. 7e8orts ma' &e saved manuall' or automaticall' usin" one or more file search actions and 8eriodic file search Fo&s. n order to confi"ure VX Search to use the 9'S<L data&ase? the user needs to install the followin" two com8onentsD the 9'S<L Server and the 9'S<L ;#1( connector. First of all? letQs install the 9'S<L Server. #ownload the latest version of the 9'S<L server from the 9'S<L we& site and execute the setu8 8ro"ram to start the installation 8rocedure. ;n the setu8 t'8e 8a"e? select the R0'8icalQ setu8 t'8e and 8ress the R+extQ &utton. 1' default? the setu8 will install the 9'S<L server and a command line utilit'? which will &e used to confi"ure the 9'S<L server.

;n the next setu8 8a"e? select the R(onfi"ure the 9'S<L Server nowQ o8tion and 8ress the RFinishQ &utton. 0he setu8 8ro"ram will o8en a 9'S<L confi"uration wi.ard allowin" one to confi"ure &asic server settin"s.

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;n the next setu8 8a"e? select the R#etailed (onfi"urationQ o8tion and 8ress the R+extQ &utton. 0he detailed confi"uration mode is re>uired to confi"ure the 9'S<L server for maximum data&ase 8erformance.

;n the next 8a"e? select the RServer 9achineQ o8tion? which is the most &alanced confi"uration for t'8ical VX Search Server wor$loads. f the server is intended to 8rocess lar"e volumes of re8orts and is dedicated for VX Search? select the R#edicated ServerQ confi"uration o8tion.

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;n the next 8a"e? select the R+on:0ransactional #ata&aseQ o8tion. VX Search does not 8erform concurrent insert or modif' o8erations on the data&ase and a transactional data&ase is not re>uired. 9oreover? confi"urin" the 9'S<L server as a non:transactional data&ase will si"nificantl' im8rove the 8erformance of data&ase im8ort o8erations.

;n the next 8a"e? select the R9anual Settin"Q o8tion and set the num&er of concurrent data&ase connections to -? which is the o8timal num&er for t'8ical VX Search installations.

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;n the next 8a"e? ena&le 0(PA P networ$in" and if the server will &e accessed from other com8uters on the networ$? add a firewall exce8tion for the 9'S<L server 8ort. n "eneral? a sin"le 9'S<L server ma' &e used to collect re8orts from multi8le VX Search installations usin" remote ;#1( connections.

;n the next 8a"e select an a88ro8riate character set. 1' default? VX Search uses the 30F:) character set to store names of files and directories? &ut if there is no need to 8rocess 3nicode file names? this o8tion ma' &e set to the standard Latin1 character set.

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;n the next 8a"e? select the R nstall as =indows ServiceQ o8tion and select the R nclude 1in #irector' in =indows P20@Q o8tion. 0he P20@ o8tion will ena&le execution of the 9'S<L command line utilit' from an' location.

;n the next 8a"e? select the R9odif' Securit' Settin"sQ o8tion and s8ecif' a root 8assword for the 9'S<L server? which later will &e used to confi"ure re"ular 9'S<L users.

0hatQs all. Press the R+extQ &utton to finish the installation 8rocedure.

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5.2

0on:i!urin! M/S;+ "ata.ase

0he 9'S<L data&ase 8rovides the Rm's>lQ command line utilit'? which ma' &e used to confi"ure the data&ase and the user account to &e used &' VX Search.

n order to confi"ure the 9'S<L data&ase? o8en the command 8rom8t window and t'8e the followin" commandD */sHl Iu root I$ 0his command will start the Rm's>lQ command line utilit' and lo"in to the 9'S<L server with root 8ermissions. 0he user will &e as$ed to 8rovide the root 8assword? which was s8ecified durin" the 9'S<L server installation 8rocedure. ;nce lo""ed in? the user needs to create a data&ase that will &e used &' VX Search to store re8orts. n order to do that? t'8e the followin" commandD

create data.ase v'searc C

+ow? add a user account that will &e used &' VX Search to su&mit re8orts to the data&ase. Sin"le >uotes are re>uired and should &e s8ecified exactl' as dis8la'ed.

create user Jv'searc KFKlocal ostK identi:ied ./ J$asswordKC

+ow? "rant 8ermissions to the user account usin" the followin" commandD

!rant all $rivile!es on L.L to Jv'searc KFKlocal ostKC

Finall'? flush user 8rivile"es usin" the followin" command.

:lus

$rivile!esC

0hatQs all. +ow the 9'S<L server is full' confi"ured. n order to disconnect from the 9'S<L data&ase? Fust t'8e RHuitQ in the command window.

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5.3

0on:i!urin! M/S;+ O"40 "ata Source

VX Search connects to the 9'S<L data&ase throu"h the ;#1( interface. #ownload an a88ro8riate version of the 9'S<L ;#1( connector from the 9'S<L we& site and execute the setu8 8ro"ram. 0here are no critical confi"uration o8tions in the 9'S<L ;#1( connector installation 8rocedure and the user can Fust 8ress the R+extQ &utton until the last 8a"e $ee8in" the default confi"uration o8tions.

2fter finished installin" 9'S<L ;#1( (onnector? o8en the =indows control 8anel and select R2dministrative 0ools #ata Sources G;#1(HQ. ;n the ;#1( 2dministrator window? select the RS'stem #S+Q ta& and 8ress the R2ddQ &utton. ;n the next 8a"e? select the R9'S<L ;#1( #riverQ and 8ress the RFinishQ &utton.

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;n the next 8a"e? enter a new data source name? which will &e used &' VX Search to connect to the data&ase. S8ecif' the name of the host where the 9'S<L server is runnin" on and enter the 9'S<L user name and 8assword that should &e used &' VX Search to connect to the data&ase. Finall'? select the name of the data&ase that should &e used to store re8orts. 2fter finished s8ecif'in" all the re>uired information? 8ress the R0estQ &utton to chec$ the data&ase connection.

5.4

0on:i!urin! VX Searc

"ata.ase 0onnection

n order to confi"ure VX Search to use the installed 9'S<L data&ase? o8en the main settin"s 8a"e and clic$ the E#ata&aseE lin$. 5na&le the ;#1( interface and enter the name of the ;#1( data source? the data&ase user name and 8assword that were s8ecified for the ;#1( data source. Finall'? 8ress the RSaveQ &utton to chec$ the VX Search data&ase connection.

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5.5

Su$$orted O$eratin! S/ste*s

3294it O$eratin! S/ste*s =indows =indows =indows =indows =indows =indows =indows =indows 2/// XP Vista % ) Server 2//3 Server 2//) Server 2/12

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S/ste* 8eHuire*ents

Mini*al S/ste* 0on:i!uration Su88orted ;8eratin" S'stem 1 6@. or &etter (P3 1 61 of s'stem memor' 2- 91 of free dis$ s8ace

8eco**ended S/ste* 0on:i!uration Su88orted ;8eratin" S'stem 2S 6@. dual:core or >uad:core (P3 2 61 of s'stem memor' 2- 91 of free dis$ s8ace

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