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  Asked By: Hannah    Date: Nov 27    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1381

I have search working, however at the site collection level, I only
have the option to search the site, not All Sites. I assume I would go
to Site Setting and click Search Settings, then click the radio button
to Use Custon Scope. Problem is, I do not know what to type into the



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mansi Revenkar     Answered On: Nov 27

Search isn't my bailiwick (in fact it is typically disabled in my
development environment) but I'm pretty sure that the default WSS search
scope for "Site" is the current site  and all its children.

Answer #2    Answered By: Lizette Mcconnell     Answered On: Nov 27

Yep, default search  behavior includes All Sites. I assume you're running
SharePoint Server 2007 and not a standalone WSS site.

In the root site  of the site collection, click  Site Settings and on the Site
Settings page under Site collection  Administration you should see a link 'Search
scopes'. Click on Search scopes and check the Display Group option  (Display
Group: Search Dropdown) - this should show 'All sites'.

Answer #3    Answered By: Rosanna Parrish     Answered On: Nov 27

The issue for me was that I had not created
the Search Center site. Once I created a top level site  collection
and chose the Search Center template, everything came together.

Answer #4    Answered By: Kalash Karmakar     Answered On: Nov 27

The use custom scope option  is really for pointing the search  web part
to the SSP's index via a search center  in a publishing site. Poorly
written, I agree.

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