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Adding Search Scopes

  Asked By: Lyndsey    Date: Dec 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2386

I've created a new Search Scope of my liking in the SSP Admin site.
I can use it by appending &s="scope" to a search url, So I know it's

How can I get it to show up as an option in the master page's search field
drop down of scopes?
In addition I'd like to change the default scope & orderings.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Davon Henson     Answered On: Dec 02

1. After creating the search  scope in SSP Admin, go to any site
collection that is hosted by a Web application that is associated with
the before-mentioned SSP.

2. From site  Settings, Modify All Site Settings, Site Collection
Administration, open Search Scopes

3. Click on the 'Advanced Search' hyperlink beside the Display

4. Check the grayed-out scope  you created  in SSP Admin

You should now be able to view that scope in the drop-down.

Answer #2    Answered By: Alisha Itagi     Answered On: Dec 02

Is there any way to choose different Search Scopes for different sub sites under
the site  Collection? For example, say I have a Search Scope 1 (SS1) and Search
Scope 2 (SS2) based on a Content Source (CS1) and Content Source (CS2),
respectively, that I have made available to a Site Collection (and inherently to
all sub sites of that Site Collection). Can I make SS1 available to sub site A
and make SS2 available sub site B without having to have each SS available to
both sub sites? My experience so far is that whichever SS's I create in a Site
Collection become propogated to all sub sites. I'd like to segregate these
somehow within the Site Collection.

Is this a time where I would need to use Audiences in MOSS?

Answer #3    Answered By: Judy Pittman     Answered On: Dec 02

My understanding is that site  collection admin  selects the scopes  for
the whole site collection, the selected scopes can be grouped into many
"display groups" and site admin can then customize the search  web part
to reference different display group to expose different sets of scopes.
That is, if each site manages its own search page.

Answer #4    Answered By: Caleb Gordon     Answered On: Dec 02

That does help but I have a few follow up questions. How do I get each sub site
to use its own search  page without having to write a custom search results page
and then configuring it to point ot it? Right now my site  collection and all
sub sites are pointing to the default  Search results page (ie.,
/SearchCenter/Pages/results.aspx) so that whenever a search is conducted the
results are surfaced from this page. For all sub sites.... It looks like all
searches are redirected here to this page for all sites in the collection.

So my question is how do I configure a different search results page for each
respective sub site?

Answer #5    Answered By: Irving Hurley     Answered On: Dec 02

what I have done was creating new site  based on "Search Center"
template and customize it. This new search  center should also come with
its own result page that you can customize as well.

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