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Sharepoint (WSS 2003) - Search Box

Hoping it's trivial - we have the basic Sharepoint Windows Services (ie NOT Portal Server) running OK on Windows Server 2003 but no intranet users have the search box visible in the top right hand corner...  
Looked at the code and the following tag is in place:

<SharePoint:ViewSearchForm ID="L_SearchView" Prompt="Search this site" Go="Go" Action="searchresults.aspx" runat="server"/>
But it doesn't seem to play.

Is there some other setting somewhere needed to activate this, or do the low-life who cannot afford Portal Server just not have this facility?  Have I buggered up the tag somehow?

As an aside has anyone seen a decent reference book on WSS yet?  All the effort seems to be focussed on Portal Server...
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You have to be running SQL server in order for that to work.

Jeff
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Full SQL Server, btw, not MSDE which is how WSS installs by default.
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robertcarrAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestions btw...
SQL Server Standard Edition (SP3) has been installed and running from the outset.  We set it up according to the guide in the MS SBS 2003 Administrator's Handbook guide to "Upgrade Sharepoint to Use SQL Server"  This has created a new instance of SQL Server specifically for Sharepoint.
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alimuCommented:
take a look here: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/wss/2/all/adminguide/en-us/stse08.mspx 
at "Enabling Search" subtopic.  It's got instructions on how to setup your sql database to allow search and how to enable it through sharepoint.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
"A new instance of SQL Server"?  or a new database in SQL Server.  An "instance" would refer to MSDE, generally.
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robertcarrAuthor Commented:
Thanks alimu for your help - thanks for also pointing out the useful site on MSDN about Sharepoint.  Support seems to be slowly kicking off for WSS...  And thanks to TechSoEasy for your suggestions.
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alimuCommented:
glad it helped out, thanks for the points - I'm not sure if you know, but there's now a sharepoint Topic Area on Experts Exchange if you have any more questions (see: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Sharepoint/)
cheers,
AJ.
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robertcarrAuthor Commented:
Thanks - yet more useful stuff.  Hadn't spotted that last week
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