How to enable the indexing of .xlsb files and of .zip files in the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 1

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This article describes how to enable the indexing of .xlsb files and of .zip files in the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 1 (SP1).


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The 2007 Office servers SP1 adds the ability to index and to search .xlsb files and .zip files. To enable the indexing of these files, follow these steps:
  1. Add the .xlsb file type and the .zip file type for SharePoint Server 2007. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Locate the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Central Administration Web site.
    2. On the Central Administration site, click Shared Services Provider Name in the Quick Launch bar under Shared Services Administration.
    3. Under Search, click Search Settings.
    4. Click File Types.
    5. Click New File Type, type xlsb in the File extension box, and then click OK.
    6. Click New File Type, type zip in the File extension box, and then click OK.
  2. Copy the following text, and then paste it to a Notepad file:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    @="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft shared\\Filters\offfiltx.dll"
    @="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft shared\\Filters\\offfiltx.dll"
    @="ZIP Files"
    @="XLSB Files"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\12.0\Search\Setup\Filters\.xlsb]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\12.0\Search\Setup\Filters\.zip]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\12.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension\.xlsb]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\12.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension\.zip]
  3. Save the file.
  4. Change the .txt file name extension to ".reg," and then double-click the file to set the correct registry values.
  5. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  6. At the command prompt, type the following commands. Press ENTER after you type each command:
    net stop osearch
    net start osearch


Article ID: 943102 - Last Review: January 29, 2008 - Revision: 2.2
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