Microsoft Filter Pack available for download

Came across this posting on the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog

This download will install and register IFilters with the Microsoft Windows Indexing Service. These IFilters are used by Microsoft Search products to index the contents of specific document formats.


The filter pack includes the following IFilters:

·         Metro (.docx, .docm, .pptx, .pptm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb)

·         Zip (.zip)

·         OneNote (.one)

·         Visio (.vdx, .vsd, .vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx, .vtx)

Supported Products:

·         SPS2003, MOSS2007, Search Server 2008, Search Server 2008 Express

·         WSSv3

·         Exchange 2005

·         SQL 2005, SQL 2008

·         Windows Desktop Search 3.01, WDS 4


·         The Filter Pack installs the above IFilters on the machine

·         Each IFilter is registered with Windows Indexing Service

·         Each product above has a corresponding KB to describe how to register the filters


Of course what I Really expected to find here is the pdf iFilter. [:(]

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