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

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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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Subsites with search scope

Is there a javascript way to default search scope for various sub sites. For example, I have a site collection (Marketing) Under Marketing I have 5 sub-sites Meeting Sale Region News Contact I have ...
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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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Sharepoint 2010- Restricting search to specific subsite and Site Pages folder only

I am trying to configure the sharepoint search in a way that it would display the results only for the pages within the SitePages library of a particular SubSite in a collection. Initially I had the ...
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How are you crawling content in SharePoint 2010?

I'm working with SharePoint 2010 Enterprise and we are using Search Server 2010 with the publishing workflow and a Forms Based Authentication on our main Web App, our Web Application is extended to a ...
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Search not respecting noindex

I've got a content query web part embedded on a page layout in a publishing site. This content query web part rolls up the 10 most recent posts of a content type. In the page layout, I've wrapped ...
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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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SharePoint 2010 search does not crawl a specific site in the site collection

I have a SharePoint 2010 site collection based on a custom Publishing site definition. I'm trying to figure out why sub-sites and pages underneath a certain site (/Foo) are never included in my ...
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Programmatically change “Scope Display Group” order

I'm working with some custom search scopes, and adding them to a Scope Display Group. I'm wondering if it's possible to programmatically change the order within a display group, depending which site ...
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Can you use wildcards in search scope rules?

I have a list on the root web of every site collection that I would like to create a scope for. I tried the following rule and got 0 results: folder = http:// servername /*/Lists/Listname If I ...
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Missing search scopes drop down

I have restored a SharePoint site from one domain to another by content database backup and restore method.Site is working fine but it is missing search scopes. i did the same search configuration on ...
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Renaming the OOTB contextual search scope (i.e. “This site: Site Name”)

I want to remove the "This site: " prefix from the OOTB contextual search scope. I realise I could hack this with JavaScript, however does anyone know of a supported way to achieve this?
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What are things litigators should know about SharePoint for document production purposes?

I am an attorney who does litigation. I am also very unfamiliar with the basics of SharePoint -- I only know that it is being used by more and more offices, and soon will be used by mine. Does ...
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Export Enterprise Search from SP2010Server to SP2010Server

Is there a way to export Enterprise Search settings(Scope, managed properties, etc...) from one SP2010 server to another? For example from a Development server to a Production Server.
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Define Search Scope as Managed Property

I have a managed property defined called "LoanCategory" and I am trying to set up a search scope for this managed property. I was able to set up the scope to use the content type of "Loan Category" ...
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How to limit Search Crawl only to subsite

I have a top site collection (http://myportal) and subsite (http://myportal/teamsite) in a SharePoint 2010 based intranet. My Question: I am trying to configure search in such a way that when a user ...
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People search box results URL doesn't work

We are using SharePoint 2010. We are having a problem with the web part “People Search Box”. We created a custom page from a page layout and added the web part. We have edited the web part and ...
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How to set up search scope for a subsite in sharepoint 2010

I have a site collection with multiple subsites. I am not using the root level site at all, only the subsites. I would like each subsite to have their search results only within the subsite. What are ...
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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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SharePoint 2010 Search not working

I have installed and configured SharePoint 2010 to run on the same box as the SQL Server its running from in Windows Server 2008 R2. Everything is working fine except the search. I have uploaded ...
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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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“Specified Cast is Not Valid” in PowerShell When Getting a Display Group for Search

When run, this code returns an error on the last line "Error Calling GetDisplayGroup with 2 arguments, Specified cast is not valid". $site=get-spsite http://xxx/sites/xxx ...
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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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SP2010 - Scopes.GetDisplayGroup error, page visit required first?

I'm having a very strange problem with the Scopes.GetDisplayGroup() method returning a "Specified cast is not valid" error. This is a cut-down version of the code I've been using: $SPWebApp = ...
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Overriding search control, contextual scope as default

I have a strange problem regarding the overriding of search delegate control in SharePoint 2007. The purpose of why i override it is to set drop down mode to show contextual scopes as default aka ...
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Create a search scope for a document library

I'm having issues trying to create a search scope for a single document library. Do I just simply go to the scope settings in the search service application, create a new shared scope and add a new ...
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how to make a search scope as default item displayed in searchbox dropdown

How to make a search scope as default item displayed in searchbox dropdownsplayed in searchbox dropdown? I have dropdown box placed next to Logo and this currently shows scope to search people . ...
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Maxiumum number of search scopes

Is there a maxiumum number of search scopes that can be configured in SharePoint 2007? We could potentially have 720 search scopes. Will SharePoint be able to scale to this level? The reason we have ...
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Restrict search to one field in a content type?

Simple question really how can I restrict the SharePoint search to only search against one field for a content type. I can create a scope for the content type but how do I go about restricting the ...
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Updating search scopes without waiting

When setting up a search scope, the UI says: Ready after next update (starts in XY minutes) Is there any way to make SharePoint 2007 process the search scope at my command?
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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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How to remove Contextual Search 'This Site:' from dropdown box of target result page

The target search results page is */_layouts/OSSSearchResults.aspx*. In Site Actions >Search Setting> selected Show, do not include contextual scopes for Site collection Search Dropdown Mode. It is ...
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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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Edit Search Dropdown ScopeDisplayGroup with Powershell Unauthorized

I am trying to edit the Searchbox Scopes dropdown ScopeDisplayGroup using Powershell using the following code (partly backwards engineered from the scope edit layouts page codebehinds): ...
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Excluding FBA users from people search

I've got a mixed environment with both AD users as well as FBA users. The FBA users are stored in a seperate ASP.NET membership database. Now when I use search, both AD and FBA users show up. I'd ...
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Publishing sites, search and the missing contentclass:STS_Site & STS_Web

This is an old issue I thought this was a bug in an specific environment after reading a couple of blogs it has made me think again... The issue is that SharePoint site collections and sites are not ...
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Search document from document library usin CAML query

I have document library which have folder and sub folder. the folder and sub folder level is more than 5. like as follow : Document Library |-> Folder-1 | -> Folder-1-1 | ...
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Unexpected ListItem in Scope

I've defined a new scope for a search service application. The scope's got one simple rule - content type = particular content type. I'm finding that when I query this scope (FullTextSQLQuery) it's ...
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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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Sharepoint Online default search result/scope in the small “global” search box

We are using O365/SharePoint Online 2013. Can the default search result/scope in the small/global search box in upper right corner of SharePoint sites be changed? As the default is "This Site" and we ...
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Setting up the “Search this Site” functionality in Mysites?

I have been able to configure "find people" on the top of the mysites page by setting it to people search results of the enterprise search center in "Setup MySites" settings from CA. However I cant ...
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How to configure search to search by information inside of PDF documents

I want to setup my search in a way that when I search for information or documents in my search site, it allows me to search using information inside the document. What do I need to configure? Many ...
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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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Search Scope returning aspx pages

I have 40 document libraries. I dont want to add exclusion for each document library to exclude "http://pop.abc.com/sc/doclib1/Forms". I tried adding fileextension = aspx exclude and that does not ...
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Retrieving search scopes from current site collection

I've did some research on Internet and found some code examples how to retrieve search scopes, but when I try to execute it fails, what do I do wrong? Here is the code: SPServiceContext ...
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Scope in your query does not exist

I'm developing a web part (in VS 2010 for SharePoint 2010) to seach all content in a Publishing Site Collection. I have the following code (just testing before I change the scope and the select ...
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Extensibility of Sharepoint 2010 search functionality

My company is currently in the process of building a CMS on top of Sharepoint 2010. Part of the functionality of the CMS will require being able to have a searchbox that searches the contents of a ...
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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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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 ...
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Deleted by the gatherer

I have setup sharepoint search server for my website and the site crawling was ok. I did a full crawl recently and its not getting crawled properly. I have nearly 3000 pages on my website, only half ...