How To Add PDF icons in Sharepoint v2

After my recent investigation in how to get Office 2007 file icons showing in companyweb under SBS 2003 running Sharepoint v2, I noticed that the .PDF file format – commonly used by Adobe Acrobat – is icon-less too. How to resolve this hugely important issue? Well…

On your SBS server, in the file C:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\60\template\xml\docicon.xml add the following line under the ‘By Extension’ section

<Mapping Key=”pdf” Value=”pdf16.gif”/>

Then copy this icon to your server by right-clicking on it from Internet Explorer and selecting “Save As”. Save it to the following location on your SBS box as the filename pdf16.gif

C:\program files\common file\smicrosoft shared\web server extensions\60\template\images

Then restart the IISAdmin service on your server, and voila – all sorted!

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