You may get an error similar to this:
Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance (5fef29c9-308d-4817-bee0-13e39773b7da).
Reason: Object ea615eb7-2b01-4f8c-8db2-ebb2aa357519 not found.
To fix this, you will have to recreate (create a new) SSP; move all applications to point to the new SSP then delete the old one.
Note: After doing so, you must open SQL and under Tasks, remove the SSP Job:
(Where SSPName is the name SSP you deleted)
If you don't you will start seeing Failure Audit errors in the event log:
Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM'. [CLIENT: