Developing Workflow for SharePoint 2007


MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0 Capacity Planning Articles


Joel Oleson has just released a bunch of links to the freshly released capacity planning articles for MOSS 2007/WSS V3.  These collection of articles are definitely going to fill a nice gap that will help us IT Pros to plan for MOSS 2007/WSS V3 implementations.

From Joel’s Blog Post:

" Within these docs you’ll find data on servers, server topologies, system sizing, figuring out requests per second, understanding performance characteristics and guidance around features, such as folders vs. no folders. 

Please use the mechanism to provide feedback.  The perf team needs to know if this meets your needs.  I as well and interested in what your looking for beyond what these papers provide"

Installing Adobe PDF Ifilter 6.0 on MOSS 2007


I was working on SharePoint Portal Server 2003 PDF IFilter for one of our Client.  So i found these guides to instal lin ton SharePoint 2007.

Here are the instructions for installing the PDF IFilter 6.0 on a SharePoint 2007 server to allow PDF files to be indexed (full text) by the Search and for the icon to be shown next to PDF documents.

  1. Download Adobe PDF IFilter 6.0
  2. Stop the IIS Admin service: Start -> Run -> services.msc -> IIS Admin Service -> Stop
  3. Run the Adobe PDF IFilter 6.0 Setup program to install the filter on the server.
  4. Copy the ICPDF.GIF file to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\Images"
  5. Edit the file C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Template\Xml\DOCICON.XML
    1. Add an entry for the .pdf extension.
      <Mapping Key="pdf" Value="icpdf.gif"/>
  6. Perform an iisreset or recycle the SharePoint Application Pools
  7. Add the .pdf file type to the index list:
    1. Go to Central Administration, then to the Shared Services Administration Web of the current SSP, go to Search Settings and next to File Type
    2. Add a new file type pdf
  8. Perform a Full Update on the Search content indexes

Note: The ICPDF.GIF file is attached to the post.

Thanks to vandest

Adding MOSS 2007 Search to IE 7 Search Box


In order to do this,  

1. Click the dropdown next to your magnifying glass and choose "Find more Providers"
2. Under "Create Your Own" 
     a. your URL will look something like this:
http://SHAREPOINTSITELOCATION/_layouts/searchresults.aspx?k=TEST&u=http://SHAREPOINTSITELOCATION
Note: when entering any URL here, the "TEST" becomes your query that is typed in the seach textbox, very cool indeed!
     b. Choose whatever name you want (ie "Accounting Sharepoint Search" "Portal Search", etc)
3. click "Install"