I've created a new search scope and set up a rule for it but I think there's still something I need to do to activate it since in update status it's showing 'Empty - Add rules'.

enter image description here What am I missing to get the update status to 'ready'?

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You need to include all content as a rule by default, your exclusion then works with this to make the list.

  • Amazing, I'd never have thought of that! I can stop smashing my head into the desk now.
    – Ben
    Nov 7, 2012 at 16:11

I think this might be excluding all the sites from the http://totaljobsgroup.com domain and I think you only want to exclude the site collection called technology ? if so then when adding a new rule select Folder from web address instead of domain.

Hope this helps



A timer job will run (typically every 15 minutes) and build the scopes.

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