Wednesday, 20 July 2005

WSS3 search errors

Issue: If you create a WSS3 web application and create sites on managed paths (e.g.; http://url/sites/site1 or http://url/site1) but do not have a site collection at the root (i.e.; http://url/) search will not work!!

Solution: Create a site collection at root. See:;en-us;936914&sd=rss&spid=12200

This is only applicable to WSS, although may also apply to MOSS in certain scenarios... This prevents the use of WSS site collections on managed paths with non-SP (i.e.; standalone ASPX) content at the root, well, at least without slapping ISA in the mix to manage the pathing...