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How to register Microsoft Filter Pack with SharePoint Server 2007 and with Search Server 2008
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This article describes how to register Microsoft Filter Pack with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and with Microsoft Search Server 2008. After you register Microsoft Filter Pack, you can enable additional file types to be indexed by the SharePoint 2007 search service.
Step 1: Install Microsoft Filter PackThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Microsoft Filter Pack package now.
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The open and read operations of an IFilter are performed on a Search server that runs the Index role. Therefore, Microsoft Filter Pack must be installed on the farm's Index server. For more information about how to install the Microsoft Filter Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Step 2: Add file types
SharePoint Server 2007After you have installed Microsoft Filter Pack, add the file types that you want on a SharePoint Server 2007 computer. For information about how to do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Search Server 2008To add file types that you want to be indexed after you have installed Microsoft Filter Pack on a computer that is running Search Server 2008, follow these steps.
Important You must be a Search Service administrator to follow these steps.
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Step 3: Add the required registry informationWarning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
Step 4: Restart the SharePoint 2007 search serviceTo restart the service, follow these steps:
Important If you restart the computer before you follow these steps, the registry changes will not persist.