MOSS PDF Searchability on 64-bit servers

January 8, 2008

After a few weeks of trying every fix known to humankind, I could not repair the once-working search engine on one of our MOSS production servers. Re-installed the Adobe iFilter a few times, tried registry fixes and recrawling the content over and over again. Turns out that the Adobe iFilter .dll for 64-bit doesn’t work too happily, despite Adobe’s best efforts.

And I then discover the wonderful Foxit iFilter for PDF documents: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/ifilter/

Cheap and solved the problem perfectly. Thanks to this post from Filter Central most of all.

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