[Solved] TF400012: Full-text search failed

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TF400012: Full-text search failed. Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator or try the operation again.
(Code 30046: SQL Server encountered error 0x8007042d while communicating with full-text filter daemon

Root Cause

SQL Full-text Filter Daemon Launcher may have shutdown


This error occurs only when the Daemon service is down.  TFS and its SharePoint site uses Microsoft SQL database for storing code.


Please note that the actions below have to be performed on the Data Tier of your TFS architecture.  Your data tier may reside on a data-farm if your TFS has multiple deployments.  Also if your TFS tiers are behind the organization firewall, you may be restricted in performing these actions.

To enable full text search, you can enable/configure SQL Full-text Filter Daemon Launcher (instance name) using following steps -

  • On the Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server, point to Configuration Tools, and then click SQL Server Configuration Manager

  • In SQL Server Configuration Manager, click SQL Server Services, right-click SQL Full-text Filter Daemon Launcher (instance name), and then click Properties

  • Click the Log On tab of the dialog box, and then select or enter the account under which to run each process created by the SQL Full-text Filter Daemon Launcher service. If you choose not to use the Local Service account, then we recommend that you specify a low-privileged local user account with User rights and permissions on the local computer.

  • After you close the dialog box, click Restart to restart the SQL Full-text Filter Daemon Launcher service.