I am using SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise.
I am new and learning Shared Service Provider (SSP), which is a new concept in SharePoint Server 2007. I am creating publishing portal template web applications.
I want to know what is the relationship between Search service (the search box on the top right corner of default.aspx of a publishing portal template web site) and SSP? Search service itself is a SSP? Or Search service is a part of SSP? Or some other relationships?