SP2013 – Configure search to use PDF iFilter

Hi Search Enthusiasts

Just a quick post on a new feature in SP2013 Search. July CU 2014 introduces the ability to use an external PDF iFilter instead of the built-in handler in SP2013 Search.

1. Install July 2014 CU : KB 2882989 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882989

2. On every server that has a Content Processing components installed, Install the Adobe IFilter v11 http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5542

3. On an Admin SP2013 Shell, execute the below script

$ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication

Set-SPEnterpriseSearchFileFormatState -SearchApplication $ssa PDF $TRUE $TRUE

Refer to the below documentation


=> The Adobe iFilter is now the default PDF Converter in SP2013 Search Engine.

You may use any other commercial PDF iFilter too (aka FoxIt ).  

Stay Tuned !

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