SharePoint 2013 Foundation and SQL Server 2104 Express are both free editions and come with certain limitations. As you will see in our demo, the SQL Server 2014 Express memory limits are actually higher than the official 1GB buffer cache per instance. In addition, implementing Remote Blob Storage (using the FileStream provider) allows documents and files to be stored on the file system instead of inside the database itself. As a result, you get improved performance, and you get past the 10GB per database SQL express limit for your content databases.
In the following Step-by-Step video tutorial, we demonstrate the installation and initial configuration of Search Server 2010 Express. You will see how to prepare Search Server 2010 Express installation disk with the required updates, and how to slipstream SP1 and the latest SharePoint cumulative update into your installation package. That will save you the trouble of running again SharePoint Farm Configuration wizard later, after applying SP1 on a live SharePoint server.
In time, the amount of information in SharePoint might become overwhelming, and finding what you need might be rather difficult. This is where the built-in SharePoint Foundation 2010 search engine comes into play. In the following Step-by-Step video tutorial, we demonstrate how to start and configure SharePoint Foundation Search.