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I need to find out if full text search is installed on SQL Server 2005. I don't have permission to log into the box and fire up Setup to check. However I can run SQL Server Management Studio and connect to run queries with sysadmin permissions.

Does anyone know how to detect if this feature is installed?

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Look at the list of services on the machine. If full text search is installed you'll see a service named SQL Server FullText Search ([instance]) where [instance] will be the name of the SQL instance that it is associated with.

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I was able to connect to the SQL box through the Services MMC console and found the SQL Server FullText Search service there. –  Alex Angas Jun 29 '09 at 16:01

IF (1 = FULLTEXTSERVICEPROPERTY('IsFullTextInstalled')) print 'INSTALLED' else print 'NOT INSTALLED'

(SQL Server 2005)

MSDN reference here.

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If you have sql server management studio, you should be able to find out following the steps this MSDN article. If you find it already checked, then its enabled.

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Hmmm... does that actually tell me if the feature is installed? –  Alex Angas Jun 29 '09 at 11:55
This doesn't answer the question in any way. –  webnoob Apr 10 '12 at 12:29

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