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  Asked By: Larissa    Date: Apr 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2846

Can I make the "this site" search scope redirect to the search center results
page instead of the server page.

Having search scopes go to different results pages is going to be very difficult
for my users.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Sheena Ray     Answered On: Apr 22

I was playing with the search  scope drop down within site  collections
based on the team template yesterday.

I'm not sure if it is exactly the problem that you are having but
hopefully it helps.

I posted the steps on my blog yesterday.

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Answer #2    Answered By: Jaime Weaver     Answered On: Apr 22

I was going through the same frustrations yesterday and found an
article by Mark Arend that does a nice job of explaining why there is
a difference in the search  results page  for contextual  search scopes
(This Site) vs custom scopes  (All Sites, People) and gives several
options for working around this "feature."

I'll include the first couple of paragraphs here to assist with
future searches on the topic through the discussion group.

From blogs.msdn.com/.../search-

Search results  Page may be different per Search Scope
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides two categories of
search scopes: Custom and Contextual.

Custom scopes:
"All Sites"

The custom search scopes created via the search or site  admin pages
Contextual scopes:
"This Site"
"This List"

Search behaves slightly differently between these categories.
Specifically, there are two pages  on which search results are
displayed, one for each category. The page for Custom scope  results
is the most familiar: it's the one that offers custom scopes and
properties available via Advanced Search. The page for Contextual
scope results is much simpler: there are no best bets, high
confidence results, advanced search link nor search tabs. This page
is also customizable, but is done at the level of a web designer or
farm administrator, not in the same way as the one for Custom scopes,
which can usually be customized pretty easily by individual site

Also, the search results page that can be configured on the Search
Settings page affects Custom scope results, and defaults
to /SearchCenter/Pages. This setting has no effect on Contextual
scope results, which always go to /_layouts/osssearchresults.aspx for
MOSS installations (for WSS-only, it is /_layouts/searchresults.aspx).

See the full article (link above) for the rest of the explanation as
well as workaround options.

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