Installing 64-bit PDF iFilter 9 for SharePoint on Windows Server 2008

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  1. Thanks for your instructions. I installed Adobe’s 64 bit filter on Windows Server 2008, with MOSS 2007. I did NOT need to add the iFilter folder to the path. I DID use Adobe’s 17×17 icon and the icon shows up in the Central Administration, Search, File Types page. I definitely made the correction to DOCICON.XML per your instructions.

  2. Kevin Graves says:

    Hi Zubair,
    Between yours and adobes I got the ifilter in OK.
    Icon shows up at17x17 no problem.
    But it still doesn’t crawl the contents of a pdf. I can access the metadata only. Is there a work around or is this is in its infancy?

  3. Kevin Graves says:

    Got it to work, had to add the exact value in regedit {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}
    which I had left at the default value. So maybe just clarify this is a must. The adobe pdf was vague on this.
    Otherwise thanks for the info.

  4. Zubair Alexander says:

    Thanks for the tip. Glad you got it working.

  5. Kristofor says:

    Has anyone gotten this to work with MOSS 2007 SP2 + Windows 2008 R2??

    The PDF image shows in the results when I search for something like file name or other meta but the PDFs will not crawl.

    I get this error:
    Crawled (The filtering process could not process this item. This might be because you do not have the latest file filter for this type of item. Install the corresponding filter and retry your crawl. )

  6. Eric Jones says:

    Great Stuff. Thanks for the excellent information!

  7. Miguel de Getafe says:

    Greetings to all,

    We have a 64-bit server with iFilter9 PDF installed. It tracks PDF files fine unless they are digitally signed. We have a 32-bit server with iFilter6 PDF installed that tracks both signed and unsigned documents.

    Has anyone had this problem and was able to resolve it? I would appreciate any comments.

  8. Jane says:

    We installed iFilter, posted PDF files, and the search is fine. But when we tried to search the PDF file that was posted before iFilter was installed, we can’t get any results. We did a “full crawl” after iFilter was installed, still no results. If I change the properties of PDF files that were posted earlier then I can get the search results. Since we had tons of PDF files posted before iFilter was installed, we can’t change every file property to make search work.

    If anyone had similar problems and have a solution for this, please share your knowledge, I really appreciate your help.


  9. Tina says:

    Will the PDF ifilter crawl PDF documents created in French or Dutch too, or it just crawls English PDF documents?

  10. Zubair Alexander says:

    Tina, the iFilter is supposed to be language-agnostic. Here’s what Adobe has to say about that:

    “Adobe PDF IFilter has no user interface and therefore is language-agnostic. It is tested and supported in Tier 1 languages (English, French, German, and Japanese), utilizing operating systems in the above languages and text within Adobe PDF files in the above languages.”

    The latest iFilter is available here:

  11. Moe says:

    Working great for SharePoint 2010, Windows 7 64 bit, Adobe Reader 9, Adobe Acrobat 9 and i.e. 9 64 bit beta.

    Just change 12 to 14 in the path and use “net stop osearch14” instead of osearch in both start and stop.

    Great work, this is the only tip worked for me after many trials and other tips on the Web.

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