Saturday, January 8, 2011

PDF in SharePoint 2010

This is a step-by-step guide to setup and configure Adobe PDF file search in SharePoint 2010.

Step 1
Download the Adode iFilter from the following url.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4025
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Step 2
Download the pdf icon file. Download a 16*16 gif or a png file. Or else you can download it from the below url. http://www.adobe.com/misc/linking.html

Step 3
Extract the zip file and install the PDFFilter64installer file which you downloaded in Step 1.

Step 4
Open the “Run” window and open Registry Editor running the regedit command.
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In Registry editor browse to location \\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension
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Step 5
Right Click on “Extension” and add a new Key.
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Name it as .pdf.

Step 6
Now add the following GUID as the default key.
{E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}
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Step 7
Now is the time to set the icon for pdf files.
Copy/Move the pdf icon you downloaded in in Step 2 to the following folder.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES
Next open “Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and Stop the service.
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This step is required as you are going to amend a file which is currently in use.

Step 8
Browse to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML and open the DOCICON.XML file. (use Notepad). And do a search for the <ByExtension> tag.
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Add the line <Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdficon_small.gif" />
(replace pdficon_small.gif with your icon name)
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Save the file.
Start IIS Service

Step 9
Open SharePoint Central Administration. Under Application Management select Manage Service Applications. Open Search Service Application.
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Step 10
Select File Types on the left menu. Click New File Type. Enter pdf and click OK. Smile
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Step 11
Click on Content Sources and do a Full Crawl (not an Incremental Crawl). After completing job, you know what to do. Smile with tongue out Do a search.
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SharePoint Rocks!!

1 comment:

Chanaka said...

Nice thing.
Very useful article.