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With SharePoint 2010, how can you make sure that PDF's are indexed and that they do not have a generic icon?

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This is listed in several places on the interwebs. But I suggest look at this official KB article: SharePoint 2010 - Configuring Adobe PDF iFilter 9 for 64-bit platforms,

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Thanks Wictor- Any good sources for configuring the same with the FoxIt PDF filter? According to Jie Li, it crushes the Adobe ifilter performance:… – Sean Earp Apr 8 '11 at 23:27
Jie blogged about it:… – Wictor Wilen MCA MCM MVP Apr 8 '11 at 23:28
Hi Wictor - could installing this iFilter blow out a full crawl ..from say hours to over a day? This is what we are seeing after installing it. – Anthony Kasses Apr 9 '11 at 0:59
Yes - you need to do a full crawl. – Wictor Wilen MCA MCM MVP Apr 9 '11 at 8:05

Just FYI, Fast Search for SharePoint (client access licence included in SharePoint Enterprise), allow indexing PDF files without installing an ifilter.

Edit: CAL is included, not server

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Fast Search is not included in Enterprise. It requires the purchase of its own license. But it does index PDF files natively. – Richard Willis May 11 '11 at 8:14
CAL are included, but you are correct there is also a server licence. However, most of the cost is in CAL. – Nico May 11 '11 at 18:01

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