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Looking for recommendations for tool/process to search through roughly 2TBs of data looking for certain phrases. This would include office docs, .txt, and PDFs.

I see a lot of tools out there for this, but not seeing many that can do PDFs.


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Try this:

"The following connectors come out of the box in Search Server 2010 Express and SharePoint Server 2010:

  • SharePoint sites
  • Windows file shares
  • Exchange public folders
  • Lotus Notes
  • Web sites
  • IFilters for additional repositories
  • Structured content in databases
  • Federation object model

" -

PDF and other iFilters are available.

Read this as well which discusses some limitations.

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