I just got word of something extremely fantastic! On the 22nd we added a new download option for Windows Desktop Search! You can know download a .MSI file. In the past the download was only a .exe file and the instructions to make a .MSI was not the greatest answer to enterprise deployment. This is a feature that many of you wanted with Windows Desktop Search. So we heard you, and we FINNALLY have a .MSI file for ease of deployment! HOORAY! When you go to download you get either the .MSI or .exe file or even both!
So the latest release version of Windows Desktop Search 3.01, is a minor update to Windows Desktop Search 3.0 that adds: support for indexing UNC files, additional support for enterprise deployment, and stability improvements. This newest version also includes the .adm template for managing the engine with group policy. The template is actually in the actual download package it self. To get the file you need to run the file at the cmd prompt with a /extract to get the template file which is stored in the updates directory of the extracted files.
To learn more about the working with the desktop search engine I would highly recommend that you download the administrators guide: