Indexing XPS documents with MOSS 2007

With the XML Paper Specification (XPS) document format gaining popularity, many are wondering how to integrate MOSS 2007 to index and search XPS documents. Here's a quick recipe to configure your index server to crawl and catalog tokens in XPS documents:

     1. Install the XPS Essentials pack from :


2. Add the filter-extension to the File types crawled:

Start -> Program -> Microsoft Office Server -> SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration -> <Name of SharedService Provider> -> Search Settings -> File Types -> New File Type (Add extension xps here)

3. Verify that the xps entry is added to the extensions list under:


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\12.0 \Search\Applications\<Site>\Gather\Portal_Content\Extensions\ExtensionList


4. Add the following registry key:

 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\12.0\Search\Setup\Filters\ .xps]
Default = (value not set)
Extension = xps
FileTypeBucket REG_DWORD = 0x00000001 (1)
MimeTypes = application/xps     

5. Identify the xps filter to MOSS by adding the following registry key:

Server\12.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension\ .xps]

Set the "Default" value to the CLSID of XPS IFilter.

Default REG _SZ = {1E4CEC13-76BD-4ce2-8372-711CB6F10FD1}

6. Finally, recycle the Search Service by executing the following command from the command window:

D:\> net stop osearch

D:\> net start osearch

7. Add the xps documents in the content source and initiate the crawl.

Notes: 1. Tested on Win2K3 and MOSS 2007

           2. More Info on XPS:

           3. Document with screenshot of configuration procedure attached. 

Indexing XPS documents with MOSS 2007.xps