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    Unanswered: Full-text indexing on file system

    I have several file in .doc, .xls, .pdf and would like to know if SQL Server can do a full-text indexing on these files? These are files are stored on different locations in th harddisk.
    eg.
    c:\temp\mywork.doc
    c:\temp\schedule\schedule1.xls
    c:\showroom\datasheet1.pdf

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    No.

    Plus Full text is a pig
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett Kaiser
    Plus Full text is a pig
    Tell us how you really feel...
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    Thank you for your reply.
    Now we may separate the file system search by programming language like VC# or VB.

    I have another question that is I want to do a full-text search on pubs database. I can setup a catalog and include table columns in the catalog, but the problem is I got empty result set. I was told the Windows Indexing Service was started by Local System, yes, I checked the Services it was used/started by Local System, so I may need to give more permission to this Local System on SQL Server. But I don't know how to do that?

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