some questions about the ifilter

May 4, 2011 at 6:45 PM


I'm new to the ifilter technology, and I need some information about using your interesting ifilter that I want to try in Search Server 2008 Express.

a) Can I use the ifilter in windows 2008 R2 (x64)?

b) can I use the ifilter for pdf only (in windows 2008 Microsoft released an ifilter for tiff and it works fine)? I removed tif management from ocr.bat but I'm not sure that it's enough

c) I don't like that .txt files produced by pdftotext and tesseract, are in the same folder where the pdf is located. I'd like insert them in system folders, not available for end users. I understand that I must modify and recompile the dll. What can you suggest anything to me about it?

PS I rewrite OCR.bat in VBscript and I retrieve the whole text in a multipage image pdf, not first page only!

Thank you very much for your help