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How to configure PDF iFilter for SharePoint Server 2010 or Search Server 2010

I have recently installed and configured Search Server 2010 Express on my VMware machine for evaluation purposes. Once I configured basic steps to configure Search Centre site and necessary settings, I decided to install PDF iFilter (x64). Last year, I posted similar article on how to install and configure PDF iFilter for SharePoint 2007 (64bit), which can be found at: http://www.mossgurus.com/adnan/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=9. I didn't find any single decent article on Google, which clearly explain the process of installing and configuring PDF iFilter for SharePoint Server 2010 or Search Server 2010 Express edition. So I decided to follow my own article and I was hoping that it should be straight forward to install and configure PDF iFilter for SharePoint 2010. Apart from updating the registry settings required to update GUID for .pdf, remaining steps are similar.

Follow steps below to install and configure PDF iFilter on SharePoint Server 2010 or Search Server Express 2010.

  1. Install PDF iFilter 9.0 (64 bit) from http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4025
  2. Download PDF icon file from pdf16.gif and copy 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 Manage File Type page under Search Service Application.
  5. Open registry by executing regedit on the Start --> Run.
  6. Navigate to the following location:

    \\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension

  7. Right-click Extension, a menu will appear.
  8. Click New--> Key to create a new key for .pdf. See screen shot below.

  9. Enter .pdf and save key.

     

  10. Now add the following GUID in the default value as shown in the figure below.

    {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}

     

  11. If you are configuring SharePoint Server 2010 then restart Search service by executing the following command on the command line:

    NET STOP OSearch14

    NET START OSearch14

  12. If you are configuring PDF iFilter on Search Server 2010 then restart the SharePoint Server Search 14 service as shown in the figure below.

  13. Perform incremental to include PDF files.
  14. PDF iFilter is successfully configured. Now you can search for the content of PDF file. See screen shot below.

     

    Note: SharePoint Server 2010 or Search Server 2010 Express provide out of the box search support for .ZIP files, so you download have to install Microsoft Filter pack as you used to do with MOSS 2007.

     

    I do hope that you will find this article useful. Please leave your comments.

     

How to configure SSL certificate for the central administration web site of SharePoint Server 2010

In this article, I will explain how to install and configure self-signed SSL certificate for the central administration web site in SharePoint Server 2010. This procedure is also applicable for any other web applications for both SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010.

Follow steps below to configure SSL certificate for central administration web site:

Create Self-Signed SSL Certificate:

  1. Log into the web server by using the SharePoint Set up account.
  2. Open IIS Manager. Click on the IIS Server and then double click Server Certificates.
  3. Click Create Self-Signed Certificate link as shown in the figure below.

     

 

        4. Enter the name of the SSL certificate that you want to associate with the central administration web site.

 

 

        5. SSL certificate is created.

 

Bind Self-Signed SSL Certificate with the central administration web site:

        6. Right-click Central Administration web site. On the context menu, click Edit Bindings.

       7. A windows dialogue box will appear.

 

 

          8. Click Add to create a new binding for central administration web site.

          9. On the Add Site Binding window, select https from the Type dropdown and select SSL certificate from SSL certificate dropdown. Click OK to save changes.

           10. Click Remove button to remove default http binding as shown in the figure below.

 

 

        11. Now we have only https binding left for the central administration web site.

 

 

Update SSL Settings for the central administration web site

         12. Select SharePoint Central Administration v4. Double-click SSL Settings to open SSL Settings page.

13. Configure the following options and click Apply to save settings.

         - Require SSL (checked)

         - Require 128-bit SSL (checked)

         - client certificate: Ignore (selected)

 

 

 

Execute STSADM command to update registry settings on the SharePoint Farm

 14. Open command prompt and execute the following statement.

 

STSADM -o setadminport -port 443 -ssl

 

 

          15. Now open SharePoint Central Administration Website.

 

 

          16. As you see in the screen shot above, Internet Explorer is showing SSL certificate error. Now to browse to alternate access mapping page and specify fully qualified domain name for the central administration web site. i.e. ServerName.DomainName. Once the alternate access mapping settings are updated, close your browser and open the central administration web site again.

 

 

I do hope that you will find this article useful, when SSL certificate for the SharePoint web applications. Please leave your valuable comments.

 

 

 

SharePoint 2010: External Content Type Connectivity Error “The Managed Metadata Service or Connection is currently not available. The Application Pool or Managed Metadata Web Service may not have been started. Please Contact your Administrator.”

After watching a training video of Andrew Connell on Channel 9, I decided to create my first external content type to connect to my sample Adventure Works database. As expected after creating necessary Meta data and BCS service applications, when I tried to connect to External content type from MS SharePoint Designer, I got the following error message. 

Then I tried to browse Meta data service application and got the following weird error message.

The Managed Metadata Service or Connection is currently not available. The Application Pool or Managed Metadata Web Service may not have been started. Please Contact your Administrator.

 

After reviewing the installing steps of SharePoint 2010, I have found out that I needed to install a hot fix for Windows Server 2008 (Windows6.0-KB976394-x64),

which can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976394

Install this hot fix and restart the server to fix this issue.

     

You also need to follow the following article to fix the SSL Cert issue.

Reassigning the correct SSL certificate to SharePoint 2010 Web Services IIS Site

     

I do hope this article will help you to fix this problem.