Access Denied with Windows Server 2008 and MOSS when Crawling

So i created a new vm using Windows Server 2008, SharePoint Server 2007 + SP1 + Infrastructure updates.  I’m also using a least priveleged account setup with least priveleged accounts running the individual MOSS Services and app pools.  When I started a crawl of local office sharepoint server sites i noticed i was getting 401’ed…

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Programmatically retrieve a list of the file extensions from the SSP Search Service

I recently had to expose the file extensions that we allow search to index outside of SharePoint.  Unfortunately SharePoint does not expose this out of the box.  So i had to write a web service to be deployed in MOSS that would expose the file extension list. Here’s the code I used to accomplish this……

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