I have a team of a few Mac users in an organisation of about a thousand PC users, all of whom share an Active Directory shared drive which the Mac users connect to with smb.
There's one folder with a few thousand files in many subfolders that the Mac users need to be able to search. I've tried to index it directly and to mount the folder as a volume then index it, but in both cases the standard way seems to not work with folders.
Indexing the whole drive is not an option - It's insanely huge and already has performance issues. Installing smaller physical drives or partitions isn't an option.
How can I index just one shared folder (and its sub folders)?
I've found some vague allusions to
mdimport -f instead of
mdutil (example) but I can't find any clear info on it.