i think i might have seen the answer to the question
on this ng or ms kb, but i can't find it anymore.
is it possible to install index server on a separate
server than where iis runs?
reason: i want to assign the work of index server queries
or even the indexing operation to a separate server,
relieving the iis machine from that work.
if so, how would the remote index server detect changes/inserts
in iis server files? how would it know the catalog is for
a remote iis (the www server dropdown in index server won't be
aware of the remote iis sites)? how would it consult the
"index this resource" options in the iis mmc snap-in on
the remote sites?
i think i might have seen somewhere that mirroring was
suggested to do this (perhaps by hilary). i'd appreciate
some elaboration on that.