SharePoint 2010 – Configuring Adobe PDF iFilter 9 for 64-bit platforms


 

 I have seen some documentation out there on setting up the Adobe iFilter with SP 2010, but now Microsoft has officially published KB2293357

  • Install Windows Server 2008 following the SharePoint prerequisites (Pre-upgrade utility).
  • Install SharePoint 2010 with the complete option and run the PSconfig wizard.
  • Configure required Server Farm Topology. In this example we use a Single Server Farm.
  • Create a new Search Service application.

Configure Adobe iFilter based on steps mentioned below:

  1. Install PDF iFilter 9.0 (64 bit) from http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4025            (http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4025)       
  2. Download PDF icon picture from Adobe web site http://www.adobe.com/misc/linking.html            (http://www.adobe.com/misc/linking.html)        and copy to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES\
  3. Add the following entry in docIcon.xml file, which can be found at: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML
    <Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdf16.gif" />
  4. Add pdf file type on the File Type page under Search Service Application
  5. Open regedit
  6. Navigate to the following location:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension
  7. Right-click > Click New > Key to create a new key for .pdf
  8. Add the following GUID in the default value
    {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}
  • Restart the SharePoint Server Search 14
  • Reboot the SharePoint servers in Farm
  • Create a Test site (with any out-of-box site template) and create a document library upload any sample PDF document(s).
  • Perform FULL Crawl to get search result.

Once the crawl is completed we will get search results.

NOTE: If this is a SharePoint Foundation 2010 environment additional steps will be required instead of step 4 above

Adding Searchable File Types to SharePoint Foundation 2010
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2518465            (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2518465)       

Comments (1)
  1. Jeremy says:

    Hi Mike,

    Do you perform the above install steps on all SharePoint servers? Or only on the Crawl server?

    Best regards,

    Jeremy

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