Here is an interesting scenario:
I have a single Search Server (SharePoint 2010) that is connected to multiple farms. I have a web application in each of those separate farms.
In Search Server I have search scopes for each web application:
- All Sites - Dev
- All Sites - Test
- All Sites - QA
- People - Dev
- People - Test
- People - QA
I go to the root site collection in Dev and set the " - Dev" scopes to be displayed in the Search Dropdown Display Group and they update just fine.
The weird thing is that when I go into the "Test" web application and change the Search Dropdown Display Group scopes to the " - Test" ones, Dev is also updated to show the " - Test" scopes!
I have never come across this scenario before. Has anyone else seen this or have any suggestions as to why I cannot change the different scopes for the different environments?