SharePoint 2003 only came as a 32-bit version, but with SharePoint 2007 SharePoint can be installed as a 64-bit version as well. And here is the catch……Adobe has not released a 64-bit version of its iFilter yet and it looks like it won’t be available for a very long time (come on Adobe!!).
To solve this issue you have several options:
- Reinstall the server with 32-bit Windows and reinstall SharePoint…….ok, not really an option.
- Not index PDF files at all…….ok, also not an option.
- Beg Adobe to create a 64-bit version of their iFilter…….ok, you have something to do for about 5 minutes but it won’t solve your problem. But if you have nothing to do……go ahead: Submit Product Enhancement
- Try to trick MOSS into accepting the 32-bit version of the iFilter…….uhm, do you really want to?
So go ahead and download the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version