Monday, April 7, 2008

Install IFilter on MOSS

How to install the PDF iFilter so that pdf files are searchable (and given an icon too)

Download the latest Adobe PDF IFilter from http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=2611
Stop the IIS service
Run the Adobe PDF IFilter Setup on your MOSS server
Copy the ICPDF.GIF file (search your server) to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\Images"
Open "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Template\Xml\DOCICON.XML"
Add the following to the .pdf type:

Run iisreset
Add the .pdf file type in the following list:
Open Central Administration, Shared Services Administration (SSP), Search Settings and select File Type
Add the new filetype pdf
Perform a fullcrawl of your content source

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