The Radix DM Indexer is a vital part of the Radix DM program using a text search engine to allow users to perform searches on documents for text within files. Document text cannot be searched until the Radix DM Indexer is installed and configured.
Installation of this software can only be performed by a System Administrator. The default path for the installation file is \\SharedNetworkLocation\Programs\RadixDM\Installations\RadixDMIndexerService2.0.X\setup.exe, as determined by the Radix DM installation and the current version of Radix DM, where 2.0.X is the version number.
For simplicity, it is recommended to install and run this program on the same machine as the primary Radix DM installation. This machine should be set up with a large amount of RAM to handle the additional workload the Radix DM Indexing Service imposes. Once the install path for the program has been provided, you will be prompted to enter details of the user account under which the Radix DM Indexer Service will be run as per the following screenshot:
The field Domain will be automatically set to the domain of the current machine. Enter the user name and password of a user with System Administrator privileges and click OK to complete the installation. It is very important that this user account have full access to all the base path folders specified across all library groups.
The Radix DM Indexer is a service, installed on only a single machine at each location, which manages the text indexing of documents stored in Radix DM.
The initial configuration screen will resemble the following:
If Radix DM is installed on a single site, the default settings presented in the previous screenshot will generally be sufficient. Click Start to begin the service.
Radix DM Indexer Computer: The Radix DM Indexer can be configured from any machine. If the local computer is not the machine on which the Radix DM Indexer is installed, first enter its name and click Connect to connect to the appropriate computer.
Selected Locations: Radix DM maintains a list of entities called Locations that specify different document folder locations for different areas of the same site. This option allows you to specify one or more Locations to index. By leaving this option blank, all locations are indexed.
Selected Library Groups: It is possible to specify that only certain library groups are indexed. By leaving this option blank, all library groups are indexed. If Radix DM is configured to run across a WAN then the Radix DM Indexer should be installed on a local server for each physical location. In each of these locations, only the library groups that are local to that particular server should be selected in this instance.
Index Queue Process Scheduling: Whenever a document is saved or modified in Radix DM, the document is added to a document queue for indexing. This option specifies how frequently this queue is processed to bring indexes up to date, with a default value of 15 minutes.
Index Compress Scheduling: Use this option to specify specific days and times when a compresion of all indices will occur. This function may reduce storage space used and also improve Radix DM Indexer Manager performance.
Indexer Service Status: The service can be started, stopped and restarted with these buttons. It is important to note that if the service is not running (started) then no documents will be indexed.
Open Services: Clicking this button brings up the Control Panel > Services window, showing the services that have been installed on the local machine.
Save: It is important to save the configuration settings before exiting the program.
On this tab, logs of Radix DM Indexer activity can be viewed.