Search Indexing is interfering with our build process, and I would like to exclude all instances of our dev directories from the indexer (we have a trunk and branches setup).
I could exclude the whole parent directory, but that would exclude too many files.
I can do it manually by deselecting each instance in the indexing options, but this is very manual and tedious.
I've found the rules in the registry at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\CrawlScopeManager\Windows\SystemIndex\WorkingSetRules, but I don't know if it's kosher to update that on the fly.
Is it possible to exclude directories from Windows Search by wildcard or some other less-manual criteria?