"Windows Search - SearchIndexer.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Windows Search" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Windows Search" service related to SearchIndexer.exe?

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A

"Windows Search" is a Windows 8 service that Provides content indexing, property caching, and search results for files, e-mail, and other content. "Windows Search" service is provided by SearchIndexer.exe program file.

Detailed information on "Windows Search" service:

Service name: WSearch
Display name: Windows Search
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe /Embedding
Dependencies: {RPCSS}

"Windows Search" service is provided by a program called: SearchIndexer.exe:

Name: SearchIndexer.exe
Location: C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
Description: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer
File version: 7.00.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 816128 bytes
Modified: 4/9/2013 4:52:07 AM UTC

Disabling "Windows Search" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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