Sunday, 18 December 2011

EPM/SP2010 – Adding PDF iFilter

Here the steps from Microsoft KB for adding iFilter for SP2010, summarised for clarity.

1. Install PDF iFilter 9.0 (64 bit) from (

2. Download PDF icon picture from Adobe web site ( and copied at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES\

3. Add the following entry in docIcon.xml file, which can be found at: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML
<Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdf16.gif" />

4. Add pdf file type on the File Type page under Search Service Application

5. Open regedit

6. Navigate to the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension

7. Right-click > Click New > Key to create a new key for .pdf

8. Add the following GUID in the default value

  • Restart the SharePoint Server Search 14
  • Reboot the SharePoint servers in Farm
  • Create a Test site (with any out-of-box site template) and create a document library upload any sample PDF document(s).
  • Perform FULL Crawl to get search result.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

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Monday, 5 December 2011

EPM2010 SP1 - How does it impact you? And, the Mystery behind Patching Process.

If you missed my last webinar, here is the link to download the PPT copy. Hope this helps.

Topics covered;

  • The key fixes and enhancements include in SP1.
  • Practical things you should consider and have in place before taking the leap towards patching.
  • Approach and best practices for patching your EPM/SharePoint environment.
  • FAQs