Configuring MOSS 2007 server to search pdf documents – install and configure pdf ifilters

In this article we will see how to configure MOSS 2007 to search PDF documents.
 
Application Server:
  1. Download Adobe PDF IFilters 6.0
  2. Start –>Run–>> Services.msc and stop the IIS Admin service. The reason we need to do this is, the IFilters configuration needs an update to DOCICON.XML.
  3. Download the pdf icon image   of size 17X17 from the following location and save it as “icpdf.gif” somewhere to the local hard disk
    http://www.adobe.com/misc/linking.html
  4. Copy the icpdf.gif to the following location
    “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\Images”
  5. Go the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Template\Xml\
  6. Edit the DOCICON.XML by adding the following entry  pdf” Value=”icpdf.gif”/> 5
  7. Perform an IIS RESET
  8.  2
  9. Go to Search Settings under Central Administration and add the pdf as the new file type 7
Indexing Server:
  1. Run the IFilters installer on the Indexing Server
    1. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\Search\Applications\GUID\Gather\Search\Extensions\ExtensionList
    2. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click String Value.
    3. Type 38, and then press ENTER.
    4. Right-click the registry entry that you created, and then click Modify.
    5. In the Value data box, type pdf, and then click OK. 4
  2. Go the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Template\Xml\
  3. Edit the DOCICON.XML by adding the following entry <Mapping Key=”pdf” Value=”icpdf.gif”/> 1
  4. Perform an IIS RESET
  5. 6
  6. Go to Search Settings under Central Administration and add the pdf as the new file type
  7. 3
  8. Go to SharePoint Service Provider
  9. Click on Search Setting
  10. 8
  11. Click on Content Source
  12. 9
  13. Perform the crawl again
  14. 10
Data: application/pdf 
  1. Upload the PDF documents to the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Web site.
    1. Stop and then start the Windows SharePoint Services Search service. To do this, follow these steps:a. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
    2. Stop the Windows SharePoint Services Search service. To do this, type net stop spsearch at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
    3. Start the Windows SharePoint Services Search service. To do this, type net start spsearch at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
    4. Type exit to exit the command prompt.
 Now MOSS is ready to search pdf documents.
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