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I am trying to activate PDF search in SPF 2010. I have followed the KB and done the following:

-Installed the Ifilter 64bit.

-Then added the pdf image and xml entries on 14 Hive.

-After that I have added added regedit entries and have run the vbs script.

-Now when I am trying to run the full crawl stsadm command it is showing error that "it cannot start until the current incremental crawl completes or stopped"

Let me know Thanks.

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Hi you need to do the following:

Disable loopbackcheck and try again: Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK

In Registry Editor, locate the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

Right-click Lsa, point to New, and then click DWORD Value. (In Win 2008, its DWORD 32bit)

Type DisableLoopbackCheck, and then press ENTER.

Right-click DisableLoopbackCheck, and then click Modify.

In the Value data box, type 1 and then click OK.

Quit Registry Editor.

You may need to restart your server.

this was taken from here:


once you have done the above you need to carry on with the KB article:

then do the full crawl:

stsadm –o spsearch –action fullcrawlstart

To make sure its working and has crawled you need to performe a search for a pdf document. You should see any new pdf's in the search list!

Hope it helps :)

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But I cannot restart the server because its a LIVE one – RHM Oct 2 '12 at 14:35
I ran it it went successful. But how would I know that now the pdf search is activated – RHM Oct 2 '12 at 14:39
How to verify?? – RHM Oct 2 '12 at 14:40
have you run the full crawl again? and has it gone sucessfull? – ali Sharepoint Oct 2 '12 at 14:47
iv ammended my answer ;) – ali Sharepoint Oct 2 '12 at 14:53

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