I performed below steps.

  1. Created a web application
  2. Created a separate enterprise search site collection.
  3. Created Search Service Application.
  4. Created content source

Now, the search is working fine. But I cannot get the document preview. My Search Result

My Desired Output is shown below, (with the given document preview) Desired Output

Do we need to have a Separate office web app server for document preview in SharePoint 2013?


Yes you need Office Web Apps to enable Document Preview.
And Yes that needs a separate server/farm.

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In addition to Per's answer: Here is my instruction how to install it: http://melcher.it/2013/05/install-office-web-apps-2013-for-sharepoint-2013-with-pdf-preview/

Follow the reference to Wictor Willens blog for the basic instruction and use my powershell to enable PDF preview.

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    This addition should be a comment on Anders answer, not a separate answer IMO – Robert Lindgren Aug 31 '13 at 11:57
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    Robert, you are right. "Answered" on my mobile and hit the wrong button. – Max Melcher Aug 31 '13 at 19:45
  • Good input though :) – Robert Lindgren Aug 31 '13 at 20:34

I just faced a similar problem.

Using a custom display template might not give you the preview features. Resolved it by changing the display template settings to the one that says

"Use the result type to decide"

Hope this helps!

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Can you try this : View docs after owa install in search results

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    Please add a description of the proposed resolution to your answer. Link-only answers become less useful over time as links tend to break. – Phil Greer Apr 29 '15 at 14:31

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