Searching PDF and office documents on web server using classic ASP

Hi All,

I have been using windows indexing service with ASP to search PDF files and office documents for keywords and am looking to upgrade this facility. What should I be looking at to upgrade this too, I read about using ‘windows search’ but have found no documentation/examples, what is the industry standard way to search for keywords in PDF and Office documents on a webserver and deliver these to the client?

Many thanks.
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Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:

The current standard in an MS world is still MS Indexing server as it can be setup on all current MS Server OS platforms. That said, it is deprecated by the Windows Searching Service in 2008 (R2).

Windows Search Developer's Guide
However, as mentioned previously, the indexing Service can still be installed on Windows Server 2008 (R2).

Indexing Service on a Windows Server 2008-based computer

you could also go more extreme and look into Microsoft Search Server Express which is built in Microsofts Enterprise Search (Previous Fast ESP).

Related MS Search Technologies

But, I would suggest MS Seach Server as you content is still limited.

Hope it helps. Cheers,

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rito1Author Commented:
Thats brilliant, thanks for the information.
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