Search for Office 2007 files on WSS

When a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site collection is searched by the Windows SharePoint Services Search service, the following 2007 Microsoft Office document types are not indexed:

e.g.
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (.xlsx, .xlsm)
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx, .pptm)
Microsoft Office Word 2007 (.docx, .docm)

Reason:
Ifilter for Office 2007 is not installed.

Solution:

1.Download and Install Office 2007 Microsoft Filter Pack
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=60c92a37-719c-4077-b5c6-cac34f4227cc&displaylang=en&tm

2.Register the Ifilter on your SharePoint index server
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=946338

Now, SharePoint search will return Office 2007 documents in search results

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