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Monday, April 02, 2007

SharePoint V3: Enabling PDF File Type in Office SharePoint Server 2007

For 32 bit:

* Download Adobe PDF IFilter located at:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=2611

* Stop the IIS Admin service.

* Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add Remove Programs: Deinstall previous versions of Adobe PDF IFilter.

* Run the PDF IFilter install executable (e.g. ifilter60.exe). The default install directory is:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\

* Download the 17X17 PDF icon as PDFICON_SMALL.GIF, located at:
http://www.adobe.com/misc/linking.html

* Copy the gif file to:
Program Files\Common Files\microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\Images

* Backup the DOCICON.XML file, located in:
Program Files\Common Files\microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\XML

* Edit DOCICON.XML, adding a Mapping key for PDF (e.g. mapping value=" PDFICON_SMALL.GIF" key="PDF")

* Start > Run > IISRESET

* Shared Services Administration: SSP > Search Settings > File Types: Add PDF

* Shared Services Administration: SSP > Search Settings > Content Sources: Start a Full Crawl


For information on 64 bit, refer to Mauro's blog post:
http://blogs.officezealot.com/mauro/archive/2007/05/15/20352.aspx

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