Is there a maxiumum number of search scopes that can be configured in SharePoint 2007?
We could potentially have 720 search scopes. Will SharePoint be able to scale to this level? The reason we have so many scopes, is because we have a FAQ search webpart on many subsites which leverage search and needs to limit results to a single list. This is why we have so many search scopes. (We are using the faceted search 3.0 webpart).
This article says there is a soft limit of 25 and a hard limit of 250. Is that accurate? http://old.markharrison.co.uk/blog/2004/09/sharepoint-scaling-limits.htm
Does search performance go down when more scopes are created?