Sunday, August 7, 2011

Updates: Now, Microsoft Office Filter Pack 2010 has Exchange Server and SP1

Installing the current version of Office Filter Packs is a pre-requisite for Exchange 2007. For Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 RTM, the pre-requisite is 2007 Office System Converter: Microsoft Filter Pack. Besides, in Exchange 2010 SP1, this is updated to Office 2010 Filter Packs. The filters are used by Exchange Search for indexing e-mail attachment on Mailbox servers and by the transport rules agent to scan attachments on the transport servers. At the same time, the filters are also important for discovery searches in Exchange 2010 – the Multi Mailbox Search uses content indexes generated by Exchange Search. In Exchange 2010 RTM and Exchange 2007, it is required to register the IFilters with Exchange Search (for Exchange 2007, you can check this Microsoft article # KB 944516). In Exchange 2010 SP1, IFilters included in the Office 2010 Filter Pack are automatically registered by Exchange Setup. Therefore, it is required to register any third-party filters you install.



Now, an updated filter pack for Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office Filter Pack 2010 (KB2460041) 64-bit Edition is available. You can download it from Download Center. The Filter Pack has been tested with Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007. The main thing you’ve to remember is that the updated filter pack doesn’t have any fixes or updates that impact Exchange Scenarios or functionality. You can install the update if you’ve the RTM versions of Office 2010 filter packs installed.

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