For a full-text search catalog, changing the SQL Server
account to a non-administrator makes existing catalogs unusable.
example, if SQL Server is running with the administrator account, the following
script successfully creates and queries a catalog:
exec sp_fulltext_table 'authors', 'drop'
exec sp_fulltext_catalog 'mycatalog','drop'
exec sp_fulltext_database 'enable'
exec sp_fulltext_catalog 'mycatalog','create'
exec sp_fulltext_table 'authors','create','mycatalog','UPKCL_auidind'
exec sp_fulltext_column 'authors','address','add'
exec sp_fulltext_table 'authors','activate'
exec sp_fulltext_catalog 'mycatalog','start_full'
waitfor delay '00:00:10'
select * from authors where contains(address, 'bigge')
However, if you change the SQL Server account to a non-administrator
account, you may receive the following error:
Msg 7619, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Execution of a full-text operation failed.
The catalog does not exist or is currently unavailable. Please retry the action
again later and if this symptom persists, contact the system administrator.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest
service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack
: When you apply the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack to
correct the problem, you must apply the service pack to both the server and the
To access existing full-text search catalogs, rebuild and
repopulate them. The existing catalogs can also be accessed by switching back
to an administrator account.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a
problem in SQL Server 2000.
This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000
Service Pack 1.
The administrators group and the local system account
always have permission on everything. The problem isn't encountered when
changing to another administrator account; because it is in the administrator's
group, the account will have the permissions to administer and query the
After you configure a non-administrator account as the SQL
Server startup account, you cannot drop catalogs that were created by an
Server: Msg 7605, Level 17, State
2, Procedure sp_fulltext_table, Line 131 Full-text catalog 'mycatalog' has been
lost. Use sp_fulltext_catalog to rebuild and to repopulate this full-text
To drop the existing catalog, use the administrator account
as the SQL Server startup account, and then drop the catalog.