Windows Server 2022 - Search Service not indexing pdf content

Fred Beebe 106 Reputation points
2022-10-06T18:57:58.51+00:00

We recently updated File Servers to Windows Server 2022 . When indexing share volumes we cannot search within pdf content. Adobe IFilter 11 is installed. Browsing Folder and File names seems to be working correctly.

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  1. Chris Szy 1 Reputation point
    2022-10-14T14:11:22.383+00:00

    I am having the exact same issue. Ifilter 11 and Office suite installed, every document file type (pdf, doc, docx, xlsx, Etc.) set to index file contents. Can see the index attribute on files and the drive, still unable to search file contents after multiple rebuilds of the index.

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  2. Fred Beebe 106 Reputation points
    2022-10-14T17:04:59.647+00:00

    I imagine there are many others. 22 people are currently following this thread. Microsoft is oddly silent on this issue. I cannot seem to find help anywhere.

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  3. Csaba Molnar 0 Reputation points
    2023-02-25T17:30:08.2366667+00:00

    Still not working on the new 2022 server!!! Terrible work MS!!! Why does MS have to keep screwing up functionality that worked fine before ????

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  4. Fred Beebe 1 Reputation point
    2023-02-28T19:40:07.9266667+00:00

    With varying degrees of success when ended up tearing the services down completely. Uninstall the Search Services. Delete all the indexing data. Reinstall from the beginning and reindex the volumes. This worked for me 80 % of the time.

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