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Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
Your Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 portal site contains Microsoft Office documents and other documents. You use the Advanced Search feature in Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to search the portal site for content that has a custom property that contains a specific value. However, when you view the search results, you notice that some documents are not returned in the search results. For example, documents such as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) documents are missing from the search results.
The search component in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 processes custom properties as follows:
This problem was first fixed in a hotfix that is now contained in a service pack. If you installed the latest SharePoint Portal Server 2003 service pack, you do not have to install the hotfix.
Service pack informationThis problem is corrected in Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SharePoint Portal Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889380After you install the service pack, follow the steps that are listed in the "Add the EmitBaseProperty registry entry" section to set the EmitBaseProperty and to enable the hotfix.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889380/ )How to obtain the latest service pack for SharePoint Portal Server 2003
Hotfix informationAn update is available. After you install this update, you can configure the way that the search component in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 processes Windows SharePoint Services content that contains custom properties.
How to obtain the hotfixThis issue is fixed in the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 Hotfix Package November 23, 2004. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890051/ )Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 Hotfix Package: November 23, 2004
Add the EmitBaseProperty registry entryTo use this hotfix after you install it, you add the EmitBaseProperty registry entry to the following registry subkey, and then you set the registry entry to 1:
To use this hotfix, follow these steps: Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This problem was first corrected in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
For more information about how to configure search settings in SharePoint Portal Server 2003, see the "Managing Search Settings" section of the "Administration" chapter in the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide. The Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide (Administrator's Help.chm) is located in the Docs folder in the root of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 CD.
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