Wednesday, October 17, 2012

How to configure PDF iFilter on SharePoint multi farm server 2010

Recently I have installed PDF iFilter on SharePoint multi farm server 2010. Which has one Application Server and Two Web front Servers.

I’ve downloaded 64bit version of PDF iFilter from adobe. You can download this from here (Adobe  PDF iFilter 9 for 64bit platforms).

We have to install and configure  PDF iFilter on SharePoint Application server instead of Web front servers.
Steps to install and Configurations are

1) Install PDF iFilter on Application Server.

2) Download PDF icon file from pdf16.gif and copy at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES\.

Image Location

3)  Add the following entry in docIcon.xml file, which is at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML.

Image Mapping

4)  Add PDF file type on the Manage File Type page under Search Service Application.

File Type add
Click on New File Type >> add value .pdf

5) Open Registry go to Start > Run > Type regedit
Find   >>
\\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Offierce Server\
14.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension
 
7) Right click on Extension >> Select New >> select Key 
 
Reg Extension add Key 
 
8) Give value .pdf to key.
 
pdf key value 
 
9) Now add the following GUID in the default value as shown in the figure below.

{E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}
 
GUID value  
 
10) PDF iFilter is configured for SharePoint Server Search 14. So need to restart service. 
 

Configure Web Front Servers

11) Now login to your Web Front Server.
 
12) Here we need only to copy pdf16.gif image at
 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES\. 
as shown above in Point 2.
 
13) Add the following entry in docIcon.xml file, which is at
 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML
same as shown above Point 3.
 
14)  Do it for rest of Web Front Servers. 
 
15) Perform Full crawl to include PDF documents in search.
 
16) Once search completed you can see pdf files in search result.
All pdf files related to search query will appear in search result.
Thanks.
 

1 comment:

  1. Installing PDF iFilter on Application Server vs WFE in a multi-server farm is a good point !

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