WSS3/MOSS Search no wildcards?

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When I search in WSS3 or MOSS, I must type a full word and I cannot use wildcards. Examples: "Wilso" will not find "Wilson". "Wilso*" will not find anything. "Wilson" will find all documents with Wilson in the name or in the document body (content search is working). Is there something I haven't configured? Is there some Sharepoint add-on (Microsoft or 3rd party) that will allow a normal search? I amusing SQL Server 2005 and content search is "on" (I think). Please help.

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<a href=”http://www.wssdemo.com/Lists/Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=893″>This </a>site offers a free tool that allows wild card searching in MOSS.
I HAVE NOT TESTED THIS, take the usual precations.
<a href=”http://blogs.msdn.com/miketag/archive/2006/12/27/moss-search-word-stemming-part-1.aspx”>This Site</a> explains MOSS Search Word Stemming, which you might find helpful.
Good Luck!
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  • FWilson
    Thanks. I'll check them out and report soon.
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  • Pobegin
    Hi, Have you had time to test the free tool? Thanks
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