Recently, I rain into an issue where WSS v3 search results weren’t working properly. It ended up being a pretty simple fix in that the web application authentication setup (basic versus integrated windows authentication) with the alternate access mappings weren’t configured properly. After a little bit of modification to the settings, wallah, things worked magnificently.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with AAM, definitely a topic that you should be familiar with to ensure that you architect your solutions properly in the first place so that search problems, among others don’t come back to bite you or your developers in the long run.
Configuring AAM (TechNet) – http://go.spdan.com/configureaam
Planning AAM (TechNet) – http://go.spdan.com/planaam
AAM in SP (21Apps) – http://go.spdan.com/ytsrf
Using AAM (To the SharePoint) – http://go.spdan.com/jkany
What every Admin needs to know about AAM (SP Blog) – http://go.spdan.com/wdykn
Advanced Admin Architecture, Deployment, Operations (TechEd 08) – http://go.spdan.com/snmfp