How to change the owner of SQL Server fulltext catalog? The database principal owns a fulltext catalog in the database and cannot be dropped

Problem

You got the following error message when you tried to delete a user from the database in SQL Server.

        Msg 15138, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
        The database principal owns a fulltext catalog in the database, and cannot be dropped.
    

Solution

You need to change the owner of fulltext catalog to "dbo".

        ALTER AUTHORIZATION ON Fulltext Catalog::[CatalogName] TO [dbo];   
    

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