IFilter Test Procedure

Note  Indexing Service is no longer supported as of Windows XP and is unavailable for use as of Windows 8. Instead, use Windows Search for client side search and Microsoft Search Server Express for server side search.

After the filter has been initialized, the ifilttst.exe program conducts a series of tests on the filter. These tests are described in the following sections.

In addition to following the IFilter test procedures, ensure that your IFilter implementation employs secure code practices. For more information about writing secure code for Indexing Service, see Secure Code Practices.