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I use Windows Vista Business with all features turned on. When I installed SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition, I found Full Text Search service can't start itself. I tried running it from Management Console -> Services. It still fails with message: "The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion."

So, what I did to remove the dependencies:

  • Opened Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
  • Went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msftesql$SQLSERVER
  • Removed the contents (Data) of DependOnService key
  • Rebooted. Now works fine.

I wasn't sure what particular dependencies were culprit, so I removed all and it works fine. Another thing to remember when you'll see any correct FullText SQL isn't working, check if the FullText service is running smoothly

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 9:03 PM Vista , SQL | Back to top

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