Installation Requirements

· Download Adobe Reader v.8

· Download Adobe PDF IFilters 6.0

· Download the pdf icon image clip_image002 of size 17X17 from here and save it as "icpdf.gif" somewhere to the local hard disk

Installation Steps

· Start –>Run–>> Services.msc and stop the IIS Admin service.

· Run the IFilters installer on the Indexing Server.

· Copy the icpdf.gif to the following location "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\Images" (Web front end servers)

· Edit the DOCICON.XML, in the following location “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Template\Xml\” (Web front end servers)

o Add this entry in the DOCICON.XML: <Mapping Key="pdf" Value="icpdf.gif"/>

· Add the filter-extension to the File types crawled: Start -> Program -> Microsoft Office Server -> SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration  -> <Name of Shared Service Provider> -> Search Settings -> File Types -> New File Type (Add extension  pdf here)

· Modify the following Registry keys by changing their "Default" value to the new CLSID of the Adobe IFilter:  {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603} HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\12.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension\.pdf

Default –> {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension\.pdf

Default –> {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}

· Add the Installation directory of the Adobe Reader v.8 to the System Path.

· Perform an IIS RESET

· Recycle the search service:

  • net stop osearch
  • net start osearch

· Perform the crawl again