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I am in a sharepoint application that was already built using MOSS 2007.

At this application my user has total control on the admnistration and is a administrator on the root website http://rootwebsite, but not on the subsites.

I used the Check Effective Permissions from the Sharepoint Administrations Toolkit and is showing that my user has:

Total Control, Limited Access | Given Directly 
Collaboration, Limited Access | Subsite 2
Collaboration, Limited Access | Subsite 3
Collaboration, Limited Access | Subsite 4
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And in Site Collection Administrator I am one of the administrators. Now I am trying to edit the page where the search goes.

http://www.servername.com/_layouts/searchresults.aspx

and there isnt the edit option on action button. How can I make this user to have a total control of all subsites ?

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The searchresults.aspx page is used farm-wide, not for a specific site or site collection. This page is essentially an application page, which is why you can't edit it. If you need a custom search page, you'll need to build a page, add the applicable web parts, then tell your site to use that custom page instead of the default farm-wide one.

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  • Sorry to make 2 questions in one, I am new in sharepoint. – Tito Jun 21 '13 at 14:12
  • No worries... you've got to start somewhere... – webdes03 Jun 21 '13 at 15:07
  • Do you know how to redirect this page to a one where I can customize it ? I can't find this information anywhere. – Tito Jun 25 '13 at 11:31

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