The Parameter is Incorrect – SharePoint 2007 Search

I ran into an issue today, where if you put in a search tearm on a site, no results were returned. Of course results were returned last week, why no results this week? So did some digging into the SSP (SP2007), and noticed that the crawls were idle as they were supposed to be, but when I checked for errors in the crawl log, I saw that the site I was having the problem with, had the error “The Parameter is incorrect”. My first thought, was what? And then my mind went back to an earlier time, a time when I’d heard about SharePoint and 64 kb ACL limits. Something to do with how many user accounts you have listed in your SharePoint Groups. I remember something about greater than 1000 wasn’t great, but more than that you were inviting trouble. We were far over that limit. In case you’re not aware, if you are managing a site where you have hundreds of users, its really better for everyone involved if you use Windows A/D Groups for management of the users. Seriously, it’s a best practice and everything. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc850696.aspx So what’s the fix? You could create another SharePoint Group with the same permissions as your currently overloaded group, give it permissions the same as you have for your current group, and start a user migration from one group to another. Or...

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