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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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I like SELECT over PRINT

So here is my take on this

SELECT 
    CASE 
         WHEN 
             FULLTEXTSERVICEPROPERTY('IsFullTextInstalled') = 1 
         THEN 
              'INSTALLED' 
         ELSE 
              'NOT INSTALLED' 
    END IsFullTextInstalled
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IF (1 = FULLTEXTSERVICEPROPERTY('IsFullTextInstalled')) print 'INSTALLED' else print 'NOT INSTALLED'

(SQL Server 2005)

MSDN reference here.

  • 2
    FYI - In the event anybody else is wondering, this still works in 2014. – John MacIntyre Apr 20 '15 at 19:41
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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.

  • 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
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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.

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

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