hi there,

i am having exactly the same problem as EB (http://dbforums.com/arch/176/2003/11/962819) but this thread did not seem to be answered. i am trying to set up an index catalog. i can do this fine locally on development server but remotely throws up "Execution of full-text operation failed. The directory name is invalid" error after using:

EXEC sp_fulltext_catalog @ftcat = 'CobhamCatalog', @action='CREATE'

i have checked the registry FullTextDefaultPath as suggested in EB's thread and it is set to "D:Microsoft SQL Server/MSSQL/FTDATA"

the output of:
select @@version
select @@language
select * from sysfulltextcatalogs

is as follows:
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 - 8.00.760 (Intel X86) Dec 17 2002 14:22:05 Copyright (c) 1988-2003 Microsoft Corporation Standard Edition on Windows NT 5.0 (Build 2195: Service Pack 3)

can anyone help me? this is doing my head in!