I am trying to configure cross site searching in WSS 3.0
I have a simple 3 server farm at the moment.
Server 1 - WSS outgoing email
Server 2 - Central Admin \ Office Sharepoint Server Search \ WSS search \ WSS web app
Server 3 - SQL 2008 Server \ WSS database
When I installed search server express 2008 I walked through the setup which configured a SSP and associated my web applications to it.
When I go into search administrator I can edit content source and run a full crawl which seems to work. However if I try to go to the crawl log or edit crawl schedule I get an access denied error and also it still seems like I cannot search across the sites.