SQL Server 2005 in Windows Server 2008 R2 Error “The SQL Server FullTextSearch (MSSQLSERVER) service depends the following service: NTLMSSP. This service might not be installed.”


Full text search service will be offline and effort to make it online will fail.When you check the logs you can see the error “The SQL Server FullTextSearch (MSSQLSERVER) service depends the following service: NTLMSSP. This service might not be installed.”

Resolution :  Proceed and patch SQL server 2005 to the latest service pack ( SP4).This will fix the issue.

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