Exchange 2010 SP1 and the Office 2010 Filter Packs

by Bharat Suneja on September 2, 2010

In Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007, Exchange Search uses Windows Search to index messages and supported attachments. Installation of 2007 Office System Converter: Microsoft Filter Pack is a pre-requisite for Exchange 2010 (RTM) setup, and after setup completes you must register the filters with Exchange Search. Register Filter Pack IFilters with Exchange 2010 has more information and a PowerShell script to register the IFilters. The Exchange 2007 version is KB 944516 – How to register Filter Pack IFilters with Exchange Server 2007, and contains a VBScript script, but essentially performs the same procedure.

The just-released Exchange 2010 SP1 requires the new Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs. SP1 setup registers the IFilters with Windows Search. You’re no longer required to run a shell or VBS script, or manually create registry entries to register the Office 2010 IFilters.

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