Full-text document search in WordPress

I've just been tasked with creating an intranet site for document management.  My boss wants me to use Wordpress.

The Number One Criteria is that any document, MS Word, Excel, Acrobat .PDF, PowerPoint, etc. be full-text searchable.  By that I mean the ability to type a keyword or words into a "Search" box on the main page and find any document with that keyword anywhere in the document.

Is there a plug-in for Wordpress with that capability?  Indexing?  Does Wordpress have any indexing/search capabilities built in?

Thanks for any advice or suggestions.  If another solution would fit my needs better please let me know.  I don't have to use Wordpress.

Oh, I'm planning to install Wordpress on Windows Server 2012 / PHP / IIS / MySQL.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
WordPress does not have that capability built-in and I'm not sure any of the search plugins do either.  I'll look at a couple of the premium ones to verify but WordPress is a poor choice for this use case.  You could do it with a Google custom search and the related plugin but since you are on an intranet and I presume the documents are private, that's out.

You may want to look into Alfresco instead...
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megninAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the suggestion, Jason.  I will look into Alfresco.  

WordPress would not be my first choice (for anything ;-) but my boss has fallen in thrall with it for some reason.
We are currently using Ektron for our intranet but support is expensive and the software is hard to maintain.

That's correct.  Our primary concern is managing and searching for Office documents and yes they are private.  I appreciate your time.  I'll look for Alfresco.  :)
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megninAuthor Commented:
I'm looking at the Alfresco web page and like what I see so far.  I haven't found anything about it's cost yet though other that a link to "Try it now for free" which means it isn't free.  Free would be really good.  ;-)  If it isn't too expensive I think my boss will still go for it if it will meet out needs and not take a career to set up, configure and transfer our documents into it.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
There's a free and a paid version.  You are probably looking at the paid stuff.

http://wiki.alfresco.com/wiki/Download_and_Install_Alfresco

Is for Alfresco Community Edition.
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megninAuthor Commented:
Oh, thank you.  There was also a link for 3 free training classes.  :-)

Have you used Alfresco?  Would it be suitable for a corporate Intranet Site?  I was looking at some other document management systems and some of them were pure document management without much in the way of intranet site functionality.  Our current intranet site has sections for each department to have a web page and other sections for community groups to collaborate on projects and documents common to the group.
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megninAuthor Commented:
What this talks about indicates that we wouldn't be able to really use the free version.  We would need to run it on our own servers behind a firewall...

What does it cost?

Our pricing is simple. Get started in the cloud now. It’s free, and includes 10 GB of storage. When you need support, administrative features and additional storage, upgrade to an Alfresco Standard Network. When you are ready to roll out to your entire enterprise, you're ready for an Alfresco Enterprise Network.  Prices start at just $10 per user, per month.

Need the capabilities and confidence of a tested, certified platform that can run behind your firewall? You’re ready for Alfresco on-premise. It’s a true enterprise platform and comes with full 24x7 commercial support. Download a 30-day trial and see if Alfresco on-premise is right for you.

For us their price would have a "starting at" of $36,000 per year.  Our current software is $2,000 per year for support and all upgrades and that is more than we are able to afford.  :-(
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
No, all of that is the professional solution.  There is something called Community Edition and it is free.  It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the big version but it will do basic Document Management and search.  

http://www.alfresco.com/products/community

Ignore the email call to action and find the link that reads "No thanks, I just want to download the files"

Then use the Wiki link I provided earlier to get some basic startup help and links to technical resources.  Community is basically unsupported and restricted to a local network and requires you to provide the database.  The pro stuff is supported/managed/hosted.

The big problem with Alfresco is they constantly try to upsell you into the pro solutions.  It takes some digging to get around that.

On a related note, your company's budget for the project is slightly unrealistic.
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megninAuthor Commented:
My boss is dead set on using WordPress.  I've been looking for three days for plug-ins for document management and full-text indexed search for Office documents.  Please shoot me.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Is a Google Search Appliance within the budget?

Alternately, shoot the boss?
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megninAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the links, Jason.  In addition to the full-text search capability, it also needs the document management system functionality to put the documents there to be searched.

After playing with Wordpress for a few days I see that you are correct.  It is a very poor choice for an Intranet with document management in mind.

Our current Intranet uses Ektron CMS400 software and it has all the features we could ever ask for and staff only use about 25% of the features available.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
The document management for WordPress purposes would be media uploads.  Most of the above plugins require the files be registered as attachments to work properly (if they work at all, which is doubtful).  

The Google Search Appliance would be the only way I would try to tackle this with WordPress...
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