SharePoint News of the Day – SharePoint 15 SDK (technical preview) material already available !


The communication around the next release of the Office suite has offically started a few days ago and now, it’s already possible to download the technical preview version of the SDK of the next version of SharePoint (currently smartly named SharePoint 15) And you thought you were able to put your head out of the SharePoint 2010 water / jungle ? 😉

SharePoint Tip of the Day – Reminder on how to install Adobe PDF IFilter in SharePoint 2010

There are an outstanding amount of walkthroughs on the web to do it but some are missing some steps or overcomplicating the task. Here’s thus the recipe I give when I deliver projects requiring pdf content results.

  1. Install PDF iFilter 9.0 (64 bit) from
  2. Download PDF icon picture from Adobe web site or used the one attached


    (the one from adobe is not clean IMHO) and copy to C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14TEMPLATEIMAGES 

  3. Add the following entry in C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14TEMPLATEXMLdocIcon.xml <Mapping Key=”pdf” Value=”pdf.gif” />
  4. Add a pdf file type on the File Type page under Search Service Application
  5. Open regedit and navigate to the following location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice Server14.0SearchSetupContentIndexCommonFiltersExtension. Right-click > Click New > Key to create a new key for .pdf and add the following GUID in the default value {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}
  6. KB article ask to restart the SharePoint Server Search 14 service and to reboot the SharePoint servers in the farm better not skip that part (and schedule it wisely in production).
  7. Perform a full crawl on all your content sources to get the pdf within your results.

If price is not an issue (hmmm…), you should consider the Foxit IFilter, which offers much better performance (by lowering the time for the crawls). In the meantime, the adobe way is working and fully supported.

Happy configuring

SharePoint Tip of the Day – Unextend a web application

I always went the hard way, removing the AAM entry and deleting the IIS website, thinking blindly that SharePoint would understand my unfriendly actions but there is a way, if you don’t fear to click on delete on your primary (non extended) web application !


  1. Go to the Central Administration
  2. Go to Application Management section
  3. Select the web application that the extended web app was extended from
  4. Click on the small arrow under delete and select Remove SharePoint from IIS Web Site
  5. Specify the relevant extension to delete
  6. Check to delete the IIS Web site

I had to manually deleted the site from IIS even if I checked the option, but at least the configuration database is now in a cleaner state.