When Developers working with SQL Server “Denali”, MS SQL Server 2008 R2 and MS SQL Server 2005 want to delete an XML index, they should follow the next steps:

1. In Object Explorer, right-click the table with the XML index they want to delete and click Design (Modify in SP1 or earlier).

The table opens in Table Designer.

2. From the Table Designer menu, click XML Index.

3. The XML Index dialog box opens.

4. Click the index they want to delete in the Selected XML Index column.

5. Click Delete.