I am using Network Solutions hosted SharePoint services (WSS 3.0) and the search function is not working.
When I contacted their support desk they said that this feature has been turned off because all their customers are on one shared server (and I guess one instance of WSS3.0) and therefore if I search from my sub site I would get results from all their customers sites as well.
Does this sound plausible? Other companies offer MOSS on shared servers and I'm sure that they wouldn't get many customers if they were unable to use search. To my way of thinking the user permissions would restrict the results to my site only but I may be wrong.
If this is the case, how would the administrator (Network Solutions in this case) configure WSS3.0 so that the search function would be limited to the customer's site?
In a similar way, once searching is enabled, can I restrict searching within my own subsites, for example, I have mydomain/QA and mydomain/RD. If someone with permissions to mydomain searches he/she should see everything but if someone is logged on to the QA site they should not see what is on RD.