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so apparently SQL Server 2008 express doesn't let you graphically manage full-text and such. I was wondering if there is a tool/addon to do that.

I came across this : http://fulltextmanager.codeplex.com/

However, I'm having a hard time getting it to work. It's complaining about path being null or something. (I was reading up on Full-Text in sql 2008, and it shouldn't even be using path column at first place, so I don't what's going on. If any of you have used this with 2008 express, then let me know how it went with you.)

Any other tools?

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Is SQL Server 2008 Express all that you have? When I run my full version Management Studio against Express I get the storage node, properties, and a gui for building the catalog: screencast.com/t/csA5Y5TEvh –  Larry Smithmier Nov 14 '10 at 5:02
    
that's all I got –  TPR Nov 14 '10 at 5:13

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Have you grabbed the free SQL Server Management Studio Express? I couldn't really tell from your post but it certainly offers quite a few GUI means to accomplish tasks.

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I do have Management Studio, but it doesn't have GUI to manage full-text like non-express versions do. –  TPR Nov 14 '10 at 21:58

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