iFTS bug in CTP6

Posted on April 14, 2008

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Simon Sabin has found a bug in CTP6 of SQL Server 2008. If you use iFTS and have experienced issues as described by Simon please follow his suggestions. His post has been summarised here:

iFTS does some stuff out of process for security and reliability in CTP6 the run this process under a local user account FDH$<instance name> by default.

However this accounts password may expire or even may be set to change on next logon (depending on domain settings etc).

If you find iFTS is not working then go into Local Users and Groups. Select the FDH$ account and check the settings. If you need to change the password there is a stored procedure called sp_fulltext_resetfdhostaccount. You can use this to sync the password in SQL once you have changed it in the User manager.

You can read his full post here > http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons/archive/2008/04/11/sql-server-2008-breaking-bug.aspx

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