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  Asked By: Holly    Date: Mar 19    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 910

I just need to confirm something. Does the pdf ifilter get installed on the web server or the sql server.



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Linda Mason     Answered On: Mar 19

On the web  server (Where sharepoint is installed)

Answer #2    Answered By: Hans Weiss     Answered On: Mar 19

For WSS, it is the SQL Server. For Portal, it would be the server  performing the crawl.

Answer #3    Answered By: Damon Garner     Answered On: Mar 19

So for most SharePoint Portal installs you need to install it on both.

Answer #4    Answered By: Freddy Heath     Answered On: Mar 19

Index server, not the web  server.

Answer #5    Answered By: Joanna Dixon     Answered On: Mar 19

Nope, just on the Index server.

Answer #6    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Mar 19

If your users only use the Portal search, installing the iFilter on the Indexing server  should be fine.

What about if the user is working in their WSS site (that the Portal is indexing) and they do a search from there? I believe that unless you have the iFilter installed  on the database server, that your search results will not return documents that require the iFilter to find.. This would give users inconsistent search results, due to WSS using SQL's full-text indexing vs Portal's own Search gatherer.

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