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Deploy SSP search scope to all site collections

  Asked By: Miriam    Date: Apr 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1692

I've created a new search scope in my farm's SSP to allow users to directly
search our internal sharepoint help site. The scope shows correctly in
under Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Search Scopes as an 'Unused Scope'.
I can move it via the interface into the Search Dropdown, but I need to
deploy this to 200 site collections. So doing it one site collection at a
time would be a little time consuming. Is there anyway to globally deploy
this to all my sites collections?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Alicia Scott     Answered On: Apr 24

I've often wondered myself how to quickly make mass changes to all my site
collections, such as changing the image, theme, portal site  url, etc, without
coding. I'm not a coder, so have never gotten very far, and end up going through
all my 40+ site collections  one by one and making the changes.

Re your question: have you thought of creating a central search  center and
pointing all your site collections to it instead of having to customize each
site collection's search? You'll need MOSS not WSS to do that, using the "Search
Center" or "Search Center with tabs" templates under the Enterprise tab in the
template selector.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Mike Lamb     Answered On: Apr 24

We are running MOSS Standard, and we have deployed search  center. The only
solution I've come across is to create a custom master page, put like you I
am not a coder. I did find one promising lead here:
stsadm.blogspot.com/.../...h-scopes-and-rules.html but when I
run the command it does set the target site  collections search drop down
correctly, but causes all the other site collections  to revert
to their default settings  for the search drop down.

Does SharePoint 2010 make this task easier?

 
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