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 :)

  • But I cannot restart the server because its a LIVE one
    – RHM
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 14:35
  • I ran it it went successful. But how would I know that now the pdf search is activated
    – RHM
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 14:39
  • How to verify??
    – RHM
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 14:40
  • have you run the full crawl again? and has it gone sucessfull?
    – Ali Jafer
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 14:47
  • iv ammended my answer ;)
    – Ali Jafer
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 14:53

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