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How to Configure PDF iFilter 9.0 for 64-bit operating system on MOSS 2007 Server Farm

, 5 May 2009
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Before the release of PDF iFilter 9.0, you have to install Windows desktop search, PDF reader and iFilter 8.0 to configure PDF iFilter on MOSS 2007 environment. Now, Adobe has released PDF iFilter 9.0 for 64bit operating system, so configuration of PDF iFilter is a lot easier than before.

Before the release of PDF iFilter 9.0, you have to install Windows desktop search, PDF reader and iFilter 8.0 to configure PDF iFilter on MOSS 2007 environment. Now, Adobe has released PDF iFilter 9.0 for 64bit operating system, so configuration of PDF iFilter is a lot easier than before.

Steps required to configure PDF iFilter 9.0 on 64-bit OS running MOSS 2007 Server Farm

  1. Steps required on MOSS 2007 Server running as Indexing Server

    1. Install PDF iFilter 9.0 on MOSS 2007 Server running as Index Server in the farm. PDF iFilter 9.0 can be downloaded from here.
      For 32-bit operating system, install Acrobat Reader 9.1 from here.
    2. Verify that PDF has the correct settings in a registry location.
      • Run Regedit by browsing to c:\Windows\system32\regedt32.exe and double-clicking it.
      • Within left-side tree, browse to: \\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\12.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension\.pdf
      • Replace the {4C904448-74A9-11D0-AF6E-00C04FD8DC02} with new GUID i.e. {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}
  2. Steps required on all MOSS 2007 Web Front End Servers

    1. Configure PDF icon for Document Library.
      1. Download pdf16.gif file and copy at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\IMAGES location.
      2. Add the following entry in docIcon.xml file, which can be found at: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\XML
        • <Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdf16.gif" />
      3. Add PDF File Type under Manage File Types link which can be found in SSP Admin, Search Settings page.
      4. Repeat steps 2.1,b,c on all front-end web servers.
  3. Restart SharePoint Search Service

    1. Stop SharePoint Service
      Launch the DOS command prompt and type: net stop osearch
    2. Start SharePoint Service
      On the command prompt, type: net start osearch
  4. Perform full crawl on SharePoint Search

Category: Installation and configuration
Published: 26/03/2009 14:00

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Generalgood work PinmemberJayvardhan23-May-09 20:46 

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