MS Office 2010 Filter Pack released !

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft Filter Pack, a single point-of-distribution for Office 2010 Ifilters is now available for download from the following link : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5CD4DCD7-D3E6-4970-875E-ABA93459FBEE&displaylang=en   The filter pack contains ifilters to index and search across the following file types:   Legacy Office Filter (97-2003; .doc, .ppt, .xls) Metro Office Filter (2007, 2010; .docx,…

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Displaying PDF icons in search results

I received some questions today on how to display the pdf icons in search results. After you can index pdf documents  (installing the pdf ifilter, bouncing the search service and all that good stuff), please use the instructions on the blog given below to surface the pdf icons in search results. Note that you need…

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Adobe releases a 64-bit IFilter

Adobe has finally released a true 64 bit version of the pdf ifilter. Adobe has successfully tested the filter on the following platforms : Environment Operating System Application Desktop Windows XP x64 SP2 * Windows Desktop Search 3 and 4 * Windows Indexing Service Windows Vista x64 SP1 * Windows Search 4 Server Windows Server…

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Errata for Filter Pack KB .

This correction applies to both Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Search Server 2008. 1.In step 2, the correct registry key to set the CLSID of the  filter is : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office  Server\12.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension\ 2. In step 7, the CLSID for OneNote filter is incorrect. The correct value is: .One = {B8D12492-CE0F-40AD-83EA-099A03D493F1} The KB will be revised shortly to reflect…

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MS Filter Pack released !

I’m pleased to announce that after months of blood, sweat and toil, the MS Filter Pack is finally available !!! The package can be downloaded from :  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=60C92A37-719C-4077-B5C6-CAC34F4227CC&displaylang=en Contents: The filter pack includes the following IFilters: ·         Metro (.docx, .docm, .pptx, .pptm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb) ·         Zip (.zip) ·         OneNote (.one) ·         Visio (.vdx, .vsd,…

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FOXIT vs. Adobe PDF IFilter [ 32-bit only ]

Sometimes back I had the chance to run a performance and international sufficiency analysis on the Adobe and FOXIT ifilters for some of our customers. The following report is now made available for a broader audience.   PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF 32-BIT FOXIT PDF IFILTER vs. ADOBE PDF IFILTER Machine :   Intel Xeon CPU @ 1.4…

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64-bit support for Adobe PDF IFilter finally available.

Finally Adobe has come up with an interim solution to address the non-availability of a 64 bit ifilter. Now one can use the 32-bit Adobe IFilter on 64-bit platforms after installing a DCOM addin from Adobe. The installation instructions can be found on the Adobe Labs Wiki .  This is a great oppurtunity for folks who…

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DWG (Autocad) Filter is now available.

I’m pleased to announce that after a lot of trails and tribulations, the DWG IFilter is finally ready. Those who have been following the posts by Marco and myself under Chronicles of an IFilter development must be curious to know as to what the end result was. Well, here’s the latest on the topic in Marco’s own…

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Long awaited 64-bit PDF IFilter finally available.

Finally we have a 64 bit PDF IFilter – surprisingly the solution is not from Adobe or Microsoft, but from a company called Foxit Software.The IFilter is compatiable with the following Microsoft products: Windows Indexing Service, MSN Desktop Search, Internet Information Server, SharePoint Portal Server, Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), Site Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server…

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Indexing pdf documents with Adobe Reader v.8 and MOSS 2007

The version 8 of the adobe reader has some significant architectural changes (for the better of course) including an inbuilt IFilter to index PDF documents. Previously the adobe IFilter was available as a seperate download. This new change in architecture compromised the ability to search pdf documents from within MOSS 2007. However, the pdf filter works fine with WDS 3.0…

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