Wednesday, January 2, 2008

How to add PDF including iFilter

The procedure to add PDF iFilter in MOSS are as follows:

  • Download Adobe Acrobat PDF IFilter from
  • Install the IFilter on the server farm that has MOSS installed.
  • Open IE and click on “Images” link
  • Type ICPDF.gif in the search field and click the search button
  • In the search result, located 16x16 PDF icon image and click it
  • Then click the link titled “See Image Alone”
    When the image appears alone in the browser, righ-click the image and select save picture as from the content menu
  • Save the image to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extension\12\TEMPLATE\Images
  • Open C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extension\12\Template\XML\DOCICON.XML with text editor
  • Locate "ByExtension" element and add the following tag below:
    "Mapping Key=”pdf” Value=”icpdf.gif"
  • Save and close DOCICON.XML
  • Go to: Shared Services Administration: SharedServicesProvider01 > Search Settings > File Types (see pic below)
  • Then click the “New File Types” link
  • Type pdf into the file extension filed and click OK button
  • Close IE
  • Restart IIS

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