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On every new SharePoint 2010 site you get the default search box (In the MasterPage) that allows you to just do a normal search.

I would like to replace this with some item that will allow you to pick Advanced or People Search first before you search.

Is it possible to replace/alter the default search box in the MasterPage?

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Refer this post...… – Vivek Oct 14 '10 at 10:09
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Do search scopes cover your requirements?

You can also configure the landing page for the search box so you could direct the user to an advanced search page if you like.

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