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How to install and configure Adobe PDF iFilter 9 for SharePoint 2010

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Summary
Adobe PDF iFilter lets you index Adobe PDF documents in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.

This article describes how to install and configure Adobe PDF iFilter.
More information
To install and configure Adobe PDF iFilter 9 in SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010, follow these steps:
  1. Install Windows Server and SharePoint. This step includes the following tasks:
    • Install Windows Server 2008.
    • Install the SharePoint prerequisites. To do this, run the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation tool.
    • Install SharePoint 2010 and run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard.
    • Configure a server farm topology. For example, configure a Single Server Farm.
    • Create and configure a new Search Service application.
  2. Download and install Adobe PDF iFilter 9. For more information about how to download PDF iFilter 9, see Adobe PDF iFilter 9 on the Adobe Downloads website.

  3. Download the Adobe PDF file icon. For more information, see Use of Adobe icons and web logos on the Adobe website.

    Note Save the Adobe PDF file icon to the following file location:

    \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES\
  4. Add the mapping entry to the docIcon.xml file. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Open the docIcon.xml file in Notepad.

      Note The docIcon.xml file is located in the \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML folder.
    2. Type the following entry in the docIcon.xml file:

      <Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdf16.gif" />
    3. Click Save.
    4. Exit Notepad.
  5. Add the .pdf file type to the SharePoint content index:
    1. Browse to Central Administration, Application Management, and then Manage Service Applications.
    2. Highlight the Search Service Application, and then click Manage on the ribbon.
    3. On the search administration page, click File Types.
    4. Click New File Type, type pdf, and then click OK.
  6. Click Start, type regedit in the Search programs and files box, and then press Enter.
  7. Locate the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension
  8. Right-click Extension, click New, and then click Key.
  9. Type .pdf, and then press Enter.
  10. Click .pdf, right-click (Default), and then click Modify.
  11. Type the following GUID in the Value data box:

    {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}
  12. Exit Registry Editor.
  13. Restart the SharePoint Search Service.
  14. Restart all the SharePoint servers in the server farm.
References
For more information about the prerequisites for SharePoint 2010, visit the following TechNet website:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485.aspx

For more information about how to install and configure SharePoint 2010, visit the following TechNet website:

http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc263202(office.14).aspx

For more information about how to create and configure a new Search Service application, visit the following TechNet website:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502597.aspx

For more information about how to add a file type to the SharePoint Server 2010 content index, visit the following TechNet website:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621093.aspx

For more information about how to add a file type to the SharePoint Foundation 2010 content index, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2518465 Adding Searchable File Types to SharePoint Foundation 2010

For information about how to configure PDF iFilter in SharePoint 2003, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

555209 How to Correct Configure Acrobat PDF IFilter for SharePoint Portal Server 2003

For information about how to configure PDF iFilter for SharePoint 2007, visit the following Adobe website:

http://www.adobe.com/special/acrobat/configuring_pdf_ifilter_for_ms_sharepoint_2007.pdf


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Article ID: 2293357 - Last Review: 11/27/2013 02:43:00 - Revision: 10.0

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