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This article describes how to register Microsoft Filter Pack IFilters with Microsoft SQL Server. After you register the IFilters, you can enable additional file types for SQL Server to index and perform full-text search. These additional file types include the file types that are supported by the 2007 Microsoft Office system and the 2010 Microsoft Office system.
To register Filter Pack IFilters, follow these steps:
To download and install Microsoft Filter Packs, visit the following Microsoft websites: