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Scopes dropdown only shows "This Site:" scope

  Asked By: Jody    Date: Aug 15    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 4771

I have two scopes defined in my SSP - All Sites and People. Both have
rules defined and show items included in the index and a status of
ready. I've assigned them both to an 'Entire Portal' display group in
my main site collection. I've done a full crawl since defining that.
They still do not appear in the search scopes dropdown on the main site
collection home page, though. If I go to my Search Center Page and
search against All Sites and People, the results look right. What am I



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ashton Schroeder     Answered On: Aug 15

I am using Sharepoint Server 2007 for search  (not the full  version,
SharePoint Server 2007) so I hope this applies to your problem. Do you
have show scopes  dropdown enabled in the Search Box web part? If not,
do the following on the Search Enter page:
Site Actions --> Edit Page
On the Search Box web part, click Edit --> Modify Shared Web Part
On the resulting Search Box modification applet, expand Scopes Dropdown
Click in the dropdown  mode field and select "Show scopes dropdown"

Answer #2    Answered By: Iris Ballard     Answered On: Aug 15

Actually, I found and resolved the issue. The show
scopes dropdown  was enabled in the search  box web part. In the search
box web part properties, though, under Miscellaneous, the name of the
scope display  group the web part was looking for by default was 'Search
Dropdown'. Once I set my scope  display group  to match, it all worked.

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