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PDF IFilter v6

  Asked By: Leonard    Date: Jul 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1561

I have installed the latest Ifilter v6 from adobe for pdf documents.
I followed all the directions(except those for portal server...I run
wss on this particular server) but I can't get any pdf files to
index.

I read the readme.htm file that came with the executable I can't
find anything I missed. Does anyone have any experienc installing
the v6 succesfully? Help!

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Answer #1    Answered By: Rodolfo Tate     Answered On: Jul 21

Yes, we have all of the portal  searching working well and also full text
in sites for PDF.

Instructions may not format well in this email but here goes......this
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Considerations
Before installing pdf  iFilter 6.0 some considerations should be made:

- The iFilter needs to be installed  on the server  running the
index and job functions (in some cases this will be the front - end
server and in others a separate server) and on the database server
- Stop the SharePoint Portal Administration service to enable
installation
- Uninstall the previous version of PDF iFilter is necessary.
- This document does not cover load balanced/clustered
environments.


Installation Instructions

On the server running the index management and job services:

1. Stop all appropriate clients on the server, using one or more of
the following methods:

In SharePoint 2003: Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel >
Administrative Tools > Services. Right-click on SharePoint Portal
Administration and choose Stop.

2. Uninstall any previous version of PDF iFilter.

3. Double-click the PDF iFilter 6.0 EXE file  and follow the
on-screen instructions.

4. After installation completes, start all appropriate clients on
the index and job server, using one or more of the following methods:

In SharePoint 2003: Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel >
Administrative Tools > Services. Right-click on SharePoint Portal
Administration and choose Start.

5. Add PDF as a file type to be included in the content index. On
the SharePoint Site Settings Page, in the Search Settings and Indexed
Content section, choose Configure search and indexing. On the Configure
Search and Indexing page, in the General Content Settings and Indexing
Status, choose Include File Types. On the Include File Types page,
choose Add File Type. On the Add File Type page, in the File Extension
box, type PDF for the file type that you want to add to the list of file
types for the content index. Choose OK.

6. Re-index the content index on the Front-end web server:

On the SharePoint Site Settings Page, in the Manage Search Settings and
Indexed Content section, choose Configure search and indexing. On the
Configure Search and Indexing page, in the Content Indexes section,
choose Manage the list of indexes. On the Manage Content Indexes page,
rest the cursor on the index name and click the arrow which appears. On
the menu which appears, click Full Update.

On the data base server:

1. Uninstall any previous version of PDF iFilter.
2. Double-click the PDF iFilter 6.0 EXE file and follow the
on-screen instructions
3. To restore full text search capability in WSS, re-install SQL
Server 2003 Service Pack 3a, by double-clicking the set.bat file and
follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Make sure that the database connection is restored again.
5. In the SQL Server Enterprise Manager, go to the specific (_SITE)
database, f.e. MyPortal_SITE, open Full Text Catalogs. Here you will
find a catalog. Right-click this catolog and select Start Full
Population. This will start to build a full index. All pdf files  that
are uploaded before the iFilter installation will then be indexed.

Note: In your SQL Server Enterprise Manager, there is an option to start
the full-text search service. (In the treeview from SQL Server
Enterprise Manager, browse to "Support Services' and restart the
Full-Text Search). This will only do an incremental index and hence only
index pdf files that are added after the PDF iFilter installation.

 
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