For last couple of hours I am struggling with installing the SSP provider for Sharepoint 2007 server. During the creation of a new SSP provider a Indexer is required; well I can’t select any because it is empty. Searched on google and found out that I need to start “Office SharePoint Server Search” service in Central Administration website “Central Administration > Operations > Services on Server” and enable that service. Guess what? The service is missing.
Than I found my mistake. During the installation of Sharepoint 2007 I choose for Server type"Web Front End" instead of “Complete”.
I went back to my notes I created during the installation and I saw in the screenshot “Web Front End” server type was selected…