I have a farm with 2 web applications (call them A and B). Each web application has its own dedicated search service application (call them SearchA and SearchB). Farm Patch Level is the March PU so basically this farm is SharePoint 2013 RTM. When I add site columns and a content type to web application B content (which I was assuming was being crawled by the associated search service application), the automatically crawled properties all show up in the search schema of SearchA.
I assume that the mechanism by which the properties get created just picks the 1st search service in the list (alphabetically?) and adds them there irrespective of which service application is supposed to be doing the crawl. I need to know how to move these from one service application to the other or barring that, need to know that if I created all of these manually in the correct search service app with PowerShell, that the crawls would pick up the information correctly. This is all so that I can pull specific data into a Content Search web part based on the values in those properties.