PDF Document Type Icon in MOSS

PDF Document Type Icon in MOSS

MOSS doesn’t install an icon for PDF files by default. It simply shows a generic white paper icon.
This is my procedure for fixing this issue:

  1. Download an appropriate icon for pdf document types.
    1. This is the icon from Adobe.
    2. Save to TEMPLATEIMAGES directory. (DEFAULT: C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions12templateimages)
  2. Open the file docicon.xml. (DEFAULT: C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions12templatexmldocicon.xml)
  3. Add a new Mapping element to the ByExtension element.
    NOTE: Be sure to change pdficon_small.gif to whatever image you downloaded to represent pdf documents.
  4. Save the edited docicon.xml file.
  5. Restart IIS (iisreset /noforce).

You should now see the PDF icons for