Server 2003 running IIS 6 and providing website / intranet search functionality using the default indexing server service.
Office 2007 files weren't showing up in the results for intranet searches.
Lots of information about getting this working on SharePoint MOSS SQL Exchange and other platforms but not a server with little installed on it.
Even downloading and installing the
"2007 Office System Converter: Microsoft Filter Pack"didn't get things working.
Well the filter pack was close but a registry change was required as well.
Thanks to Microsoft Premier support staff for making this connection.
My server is using indexing server and wasn't showing results for Office 12 Office 2007 x extension files e.g. docx
The server doesn't have SharePoint or SQL or MOSS or exchange or Office 2007 installed.
Thanks to the kind folks who pay for our Gold Partner agreement here is how you do it.
Steps to follow
Download and install the "2007 Office System Converter: Microsoft Filter Pack"
Then update the following indexing server registry key
by adding the following, which is installed by the filter pack
Check that your offfiltx.dll is in this location on your server.
Then right click my computer and select manage
click on the indexing server
expand out your catalog
right click the directories containing files not being indexed and select 'rescan full'
Depending how big your catalog is and how fast your server is after a few hours/mins your catalog will now return office 2007 / Office 12 results
Bloody simple when you think about it - but I couldn't find any documentation directing me that this was what was required.
Hope it helps those of you out in the ether.