Installing Foxit 2.x PDF IFilter in SharePoint 2010

Installing Foxit 2.x PDF IFilter in SharePoint 2010 has been a bit of an adventure for me to get working. I found the instructions in bits and chunks on several different sites so I compiled the instructions here from start to finish:
1. Download the IFilter installer and icon from Foxit.
2. Open a command prompt “As Administrator”
3. Run IISRESET /STOP (leave the command prompt open)
4. Launch the MSI installation of the Foxit PDF iFilter
5. Copy the icon file to the following folder: “c:\program files\common files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Template\images”
6. Edit the DOCICON.XML in Notepad
7. Add the mapping key for .pdf and the pdficon.gif file. The XML "<<>>"brackets get parsed out of my post so remember to add them: " Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdficon.gif"/ "
8. Save and close the file.
9. Return to the command prompt and run IISRESET /START
10. In the same command prompt window stop and start all the search services:
a. NET STOP SPSEARCH4 (may not be installed)
b. NET START SPSEARCH4 (may not be installed)
c. NET STOP OSEARCH14
d. NET START OSEARCH14
11. Edit the registry and add the following:
12. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filter s\Extension\.pdf

and

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SharedTools\ WebServerExtensions\14.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndex Common\Filters\Extension\.pdf

They should contain the Foxit GUID (include the curly braces):{987F8D1A-26E6-4554-B007-6B20E2680632}


13. Back to the command prompt run the following:
a. IISRESET
b. NET STOP SPSEARCH4 (may not be installed)
c. NET START SPSEARCH4 (may not be installed)
d. NET STOP OSEARCH14
e. NET START OSEARCH14
14. Open Central Admin and find Manage Service Applications
15. Highlight your Search Service Application then click Manage on the ribbon toolbar.
16. Click File Types in the Left Navigation
17. Click Add File Type
18. Type in pdf (without the leading period)
19. Verify it is added in the list and shows the correct icon
20. Repeat for all the front-end servers in the farm (if required)
21. Upload a PDF document to test the crawl.
22. Run a Full Crawl
23. Come back and test the search results after a sufficient time has elapsed to update the index with the latest crawled content.

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