Search Scope is the crawlers context given in Central Administration. The crawler indexes content based on Search Scope.

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Verticals vs Refiners in search-first migration?

A useful thing to have during a search-first migration from legacy file servers is a way to distinguish content remaining from content in Sharepoint. Is there a reason to prefer search verticals vs ...
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Search scopes have too few items

This question is difficult to describe, so bear with me please :) I'm trying to work out SharePoint 2010 searching and scopes. I have a site that contains 369 sites, and 5563 total pages within those ...
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Custom KeywordQuery ignores scope until I visit viewscopes.aspx

I have a setup with two farms. Farm A is the front-end farm where web applications are hosted and farm B is the service farm where the search service + others are hosted. I have set up a custom ...
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Search content withing the documents in sharepoint 2010

Do we have any out of box search wherein we can search the content within the document(.doc, .xls, .pdf) and display the result?
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How can I set my site's default search scope to be “This Site”?

I understand you can set the site collection's search scope settings at "Site Collection Administration>Search Settings". Is there a way, in SharePoint 2010 Foundation, we can set the scope solely for ...
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Limit search results based on field in list

My search basically just has one scope to crawl everything. Can someone provide me with brief overview or link to guide to: setup a new scope to filter results Setup managed and crawled properties ...
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SharePoint 2013 Result Sources - Combining BCS Content Source with SP Content Source - Only See SP Content Source

Scenario: Content Source 1: Standard SharePoint Local Sites Content Source 2: BCS Application Seek to create 1 Unified Search Result from a Common Result Source.. I have been trying to combine a ...
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SP2010 - Search scope on default search page

I have a problem with the search in SP2010. I defined a scope that only displays elements and not lists. That works great as long as I use a custom search center page as the result page. However, ...
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SharePoint 2010 add a new search scope programmatically

You can add a new search scope via PowerShell: New-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryScope -SearchApplication "Search Service Application" -Name NewSearchScope -Description "New Search Test Scope" ...
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Content by Search WebPart to search only in subwebs

Is it possible (and when yes, how?) to configure a Content by Search WebPart (SP2013) to search only items in current web and subwebs? For example I have a CBSWP on a page with path: ...
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Save search functionality in the SharePoint 2010 Page

I have an OOTB Advance Search and Results Page in SP 2010. I like to add a link for "Save Search" to enable users to save their search criteria. When user clicks on search and check the save search ...
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Search Scope for searching a Document Library

I am creating a Search scope For fetching a Document library in my site. Below are the steps which I have tried: SiteActions-->SiteSettings-->SiteCollectionAdministration-->SearchScope. Clicked on ...
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My Search Service's Crawl Schedules are not firing

I have SharePoint 2013 , and I have added a Search service , where I defined a search schedule to run an incremental crawl each 20 minutes and full crawl once a day. Currently none of the search will ...
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How to Skip Sites with No Access from Sp2013 Search Crawls

I have about 56 different Sites in our site collections that are set to No access. Every time Search Service Crawl hits those sites it prompts us with: Access to this SharePoint site has been ...
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Multiple Search core result web parts with different scopes at one page

I want to display 4 Search core result web parts with different scopes on one search result page. This is the scenario: User searches for term "test" entering the keywords into Search box. User is ...
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Why do crawls work, but scope contains 0 items?

We have got an interesting situation: http://intradev http://mysites Our Intranet is based on SharePoint 2010 server small farm with 2 servers. AD is Windows 2003. The Search crawls both sites just ...
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Possible to use “greater than” / “less than” in Scope Rules?

At first glance it appears that they force you to use "equals" as the operator. Does anyone know of a way to setup a rule that allows you to use "less than" and "greater than"? If not, would it be ...
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External List based on authentication

I have an External list with so many items.I want to restrict some items in the list to some user based on custom property.How should I do it
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Limit Search Centre to people and one list

I have a search box on my intranet that is pointing to a basic search centre, however, when you search it's searching through all content and bringing back things like images etc but I on the search I ...
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SharePoint 2013 Searching multiple Site collections?

Is there a Search or Portal site Hierarchy/ Structure option in SharePoint 2013 that would enable a searching of specific and multiple site collections (not just Search all) We opened a ticket with ...
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SP13: Archiving Pages

I am working in SharePoint 2013 an I have been tasked to archiving some pages that are outdated, however, cannot be deleted (eDiscovery). The organization did not purchased the Records Management ...
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SharePoint search on local drive

In my company we have a fileserver where all the documents are located, and we can access it using File Explorer. \\intern.contoso.com\data or drive L. Since we save a lot of data here, it would be ...
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SharePoint 2010 Search Query String issue

Hi We are using default out of the box sharepoint 2010 search. the search seems to be working fine in the dev setup. while moving to our QA environmnet, the search doesnt seems to work and I narrowed ...
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SP2013: Including App data in Sharepoint Search

I've been running down the many rabbit holes of SharePoint Search options, and can't seem to determine what would be best for my problem. We are using High Trust Sharepoint Apps to provide our users ...
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Force sub site to use the “all sites” scope when searching

When I search using the default search box in a 2010 site it always defaults the scope to Site: Sub site name. I assume the u parameter is the villain. ...
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Search: Make 2010 Search Scope work in 2013?

I have successfully consumed a published SharePoint 2013 Search Service Application in my 2010 Farm. However my 2010 Search Scope no longer works... and you can't create Search Scopes in 2013. So, ...
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Filter relevant search results SharePoint 2013

I had a 5 word documents Test1, Test 2, test 3, test 4 and test 5 and i had variant, score, geoname and complex variant like the below. Test 1 Variant : 501 Score : 500 GoeName : 502 Test 2 ...
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Wildcard on usernames in search scopes

I want to exclude multiple system users from the search scope something like Rule behavior AccountName = TEST\Systemuser-1 Exclude AccountName = ...
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My Search Service only search the home pages for my enterprise wiki site

I have an enterprise wiki site collection containing 5 sub sites, currently the search service will display results from the site collection home page and from the home pages for the five sub sites, ...
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Use Content Source as a refiner for Search

In SharePoint 2013, how do I add a refiner in the Search Refinement for the Content Source name (as defined in Central Administration) ?
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Convert Search Core Results Web Part from SP2010 to SP2013

I have just attached a SP2010 site collection to a SP2013 farm. One of the page contains a Core Results Web Part and a Refinement Web Part. I run the site in both SP2010 mode and SP2013-eval mode. The ...
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How to change scopes display name in seach dropdown?

I am attempting to use PowerShell to change the the seach scope which is by default "All Sites" to "All Content". I have tried $sitecontext = get-SpServiceContext $siteUrl $mgr = new-object ...
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Why is the SearchBoxEx scopes drop-down displaying duplicates?

We have a SearchBoxEx control defined as follows: <SPSWC:SearchBoxEx SearchResultPageURL="/Pages/SearchResults.aspx" id="searchControl" RegisterStyles="false" ...
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New-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryScopeRule required URL parameter

I'm currently exporting Search scopes from one server and importing them to another using PowerShell. The thing that has me bewildered is what -URL parameter is used for in the ...
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Site collection search scope - exclude rule for dispform/allitems.aspx

I have created a site collection search scope and I am trying to exclude dispform.aspx and allitems.aspx from the search results. The crawl rule at the site collection scope doesn't seem to work with ...
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Limiting the scope of search results

I have ContentBySearchQueryWebPart and its scope is set to SiteCollection. I want it to display data from a single list placed in the root site on all subsites of the respective site collection. So ...
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How to inherit search navigation from search center

I am working on SharePoint Online and am trying to inherit the search navigation from the search center. I would like to remove the Conversations option and add some custom options. If I change the ...
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Error in Search Scope SharePoint 2010

If I click from Site Action Site Setting and Search Scope I get following message, The search service is currently offline. Visit the Services on Server page in SharePoint Central ...
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SharePoint 2013 Search Host Web via App

2 Questions: 1) How can we scope search results for a SharePoint hosted app to a single host web list? 2) Is it possible to programatically return the URL for a specific Host Web List to the App? ...
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How to show only word and pdf documents using advance search webpart?

I have document management site and want to show only word and pdf documents using advance search web part. currently it is showing ".aspx" pages in that search also.
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Search on site throws 'access denied' error or shows no results

In our to level site collection (which is a portal), and I've set the search center to my enterprise search site collection: /sites/search/pages. When I log in through ADFS and try to search anything ...
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A good method for setting the search scope using radio buttons?

I am looking for some guidance on a good method to allow the user to set the search scope using radio buttons instead of selecting a scope from the scope pull-down. I am using the SmallSearchInputBox. ...
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Can I Exclude Sites from a Search Scope Based on Permissions

I would like to create a rule in a search scope that will exclude any sites that a specific AD group has permissions to. We have some sites that broad AD groups (ie: authenticated users) have access ...
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Search Results - Filter based on Site

I have a page (SharePoint 2013 - Foundation) with a search Results web part. In that web part I have added a filter to limit the results to the specific site (and it's children). So my Query text is: ...
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“The SharePoint item being crawled returned an error when attempting to download the item”

I"m having a issue that I haven't found any way to resolve that. I ran crawler and then viewed crawl log, I saw "The SharePoint item being crawled returned an error when attempting to download the ...
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Search Bar Scope Dropdown not visible on My Sites?

I customized My Sites to look like regular SharePoint 2010 sites so that when the ribbon is not active the logo/header of a company is visible AND I added the placeholder for the search barin that ...
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Scopes on Advanced Search Page

I am trying to configure Advanced Search page with SharePoint 2010.I have the following scopes on top of the "All Sites" Scope. Communities Policies People Projects Also, I have a display group ...
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How to create a search scope for content type in a sub site?

I have parent site i.e sharepoint.microsoft.com & a sub site sharepoint.microsoft.com/child/ Now a content type named "Problem" in created in sub site. I would like to add this content type in ...
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Link a search field to a specific Document Library

I am rebuilding our contact centers self help page and am trying to do some fun things with custom search fields on that page. My question is how do I customize the search field so that it only ...
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Exclude a content source from Search result

We have created a content source and we would like it to be excluded from the SharePoint search results. I know one way would be to use Query Rules and exclude the content sources using following ...