At the beginning I thought that each site collection have its own search, and that the search centre for each site collection will only search the contents within a site collection. But when I test this I can see that the search is based on the URLs of the other site collections. For example I have a web application with three site collections at the following URls:-
now if I am at the
http://testapp/ site collection and I do a search for specific word, I will get results from the other two site collections also at (
http://testapp/wiki/HR ). While if I am inside the
http://testapp/sites/SC2 and i search for specific word I will get content from the SC2 site collection only.
So does this mean that the search will look into all the site collections that are under the current URL , and it is not related to site collection scope? Becuase both
http:testapp/wiki/HR are under the
http://testapp in respect to URLs .
can anyone advice if my understanding is correct ?