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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Indexing pdf documents with Adobe PDF IFilter 6.0 and MOSS 2007

Perform the below steps on either WSS 3.0 or MOSS:
Install iFilter 6.0
  1. Download Adobe PDF IFilter 6.0

  2. Stop the IIS Admin service: Start -> Run -> services.msc -> IIS Admin Service -> Stop
  3. Run the Adobe PDF IFilter 6.0 Setup program to install the filter on the index server.
  4. Copy the ICPDF.GIF file to "[Hard_Drive]:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\Images"

  5. Edit the file "[Hard_Drive]:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Template\Xml\DOCICON.XML"
  6. Add an entry for the .pdf extension.
  7. Perform an IISReset by performing the following: Start -> Run -> iisreset. You could also recycle the SharePoint Application Pools in Internet Information Services Manager.

For MOSS, perform the additional steps:

  1. If you have MOSS 2007 and have enabled Shared Services then, goto Central Administration -> Shared Services Administration -> Select your current Shared Services Provider -> Search -> Search Settings -> File types.
  2. Click New File Type.
  3. Add the pdf file extension in the designated text box and click OK.
  4. Go back to the Search Settings page.
  5. Click Content sources and crawl schedules.
  6. Select the content source, access its context menu, and click Start Full Crawl.

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