1 Introduction

This document specifies the Windows Search Protocol, which allows a client to issue queries to a server hosting a Generic Search service (GSS). The protocol is primarily intended to be used for full-text queries. It also allows an administrator to remotely manage the GSS.

This document specifies both remote querying and remote administration of GSS catalogs.

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.