Pls download this guide, it describes a distributed SPS solution:
We have succesfully configured a dedicated search/document management
SPS server with a dedicated content index SPS server. Works just fine.
However be careful with customisations, especially, when you have to
install SPS SPs. Make sure that customisations are done after
installing the latest SPs.
> I was told that Sharepoint V1 can be configured so that its components (i.e.
> indexing, search, .... ) can be distributed for optimization (i.e. indexer
> installed on another server). Or does every SPS V1 component have to be in
> the same server?
> Any links for such documentation would be appreciated.