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PDF Search

This component will enable PDF searches in a farm, without having to follow a lot of instructions.


Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.1 must be downloaded, as it can not be hosted.
Download the version without the bloat.

Copy the download to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\adobereader.exe (must be named this for the feature to find it)
cd "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN\"
stsadm.exe -o addsolution -filename components2.pdfsearch.wsp
stsadm.exe -o deploysolution -name components2.pdfsearch.wsp -local -allowgacdeployment


The feature receiver, on deployment to the farm, will:
  • install the ifilter
  • set the registry and path variables so that the ifilter will work
  • restart the search and iis services
  • install and add the pdf icon to the required locations
  • add the pdf extension to all farm SSPs
  • start a full crawl on all content sources with "auto" in the name

Future Developments

None identified


Last edited Mar 23, 2009 at 2:31 PM by djeeg, version 1


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