The 2007 Office documents are not found when you try to search for the
documents in the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site collection:

When I first read that it was like …okay..but the good news is this has a better resolution now: 

Bill Baer : Happy “Indexing” Holidays – Microsoft Filter Pack Released:

The Microsoft Filter Pack for search has been released enabling critical search scenarios across a variety of Microsoft Search products including SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Search Server 2008, Search Server 2008 Express Edition, Exchange Server 2005, SQL Server 2005/2008, and Windows Desktop Search 3.1/4.0.

The Microsoft Filter Pack provides iFilters for the following file type extensions:

  • .docx (Microsoft Office 2007 Word Document)
  • .docm (Microsoft Office Word Macro-Enabled Document)
  • .pptx (Microsoft Office 2007 PowerPoint Presentation)
  • .xlsx (Microsoft Office 2007 Excel Worksheet)
  • .xlsm (Microsoft Office Excel Macro-Enabled Worksheet)
  • .xlsb (Microsoft Office Excel Binary Worksheet)
  • .zip (WinZip File)
  • .one (Microsoft Office OneNote Section)
  • .vdx (Microsoft Office Visio Drawing)
  • .vsd (Microsoft Office Visio Drawing)
  • .vss (Microsoft Office Visio Stencil)
  • .vst (Microsoft Office Visio Template)
  • .vsx (Microsoft Office Visio Stencil)
  • .vtx (Microsoft Office Visio Template)



One Thought on “The Microsoft Filter Pack for WSS 3.0

  1. I’ve got a script here that automates the process described in MSKB 94338, if anyone is interested.

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