Or asked another way, if I manually stop the Office SharePoint Server Search server called OSearch in the Services Control Panel, what in my SSP would break? The Technet Deployment guide states the following on the SSP Dependency on Search:
- You must start the Office SharePoint Server Search service on at least one computer that was set up by using the Complete option during Setup. This service must be started on the computer that you want to use as your index server and optionally as a query server before you can create an SSP
Basically, I want to know why that dependency exists and what breaks when search is off.