FIM 2010 R2: FTS Index is enabled in auto mode and the index is fully populated

This topic is intended to address a specific issue identified by a Best Practices Analyzer scan. You should apply the information in this topic only to computers that have had the Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Best Practices Analyzer run against them and are experiencing the issue addressed by this topic. For more information about best practices and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer (


Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2


FIM Service and Portal

Operating System

Windows Server 2008 R2






FIMServiceDB – Some Full Text Search indices have not been populated successfully or they are not up to date.

Rule 129


FIMServiceDB – There can be performance implications for searches on strings.


FIMServiceDB – Ensure that Full Text search index update is run regularly and update completed without failures.

This is the warning you will receive if Full Text Search has been removed from the SQL Server. Ensure that Full Text Search is installed on the SQL Server that is home to the FIM Service database.

Additional references

For more information, see the FIM 2010 R2 Deployment Guide (