Adding and Editing Search Scopes

Search scopes appear in a list next to the search box on the portal site. By default, there is a scope for All sources. Other search scopes can be added by site administrators.

ShowAdd a search scope

  1. Click Site Settings, and in the Search Settings and Indexed Content section, click Manage search scopes.
  2. On the Manage Search Scopes page, on the toolbar, click New Search Scope.
  3. On the Add Search Scope page, type a name for this search scope.
  4. Decide whether you want to limit the scope by topics or other portal areas. In the Topics and Areas section, select Include all contents if this search scope is not limited by topic or area. To search only those items that are not in topics or areas, click Include no topic or area in this scope. To limit this search scope by topic or area, select Limit the search scope to items in the following topics or areas and then click Change areas.
  5. On the Change Location page, select areas to use for this search scope. You may select one or more areas, but each selected area includes all of its subareas. Only items in the selected areas show up in search results when using this search scope. When you are finished selecting areas, click OK.
  6. In the Content Source Groups section, select Include all content sources if this search scope is not limited to certain groups of content sources. Select Exclude all content sources to limit the search scope to only the default content source for this portal. To limit the search scope to particular content source groups, select Limit the scope to the following groups of content sources, and then select the content source groups that apply.
  7. Click OK.

ShowEdit a search scope

  1. Click Site Settings, and in the Search Settings and Indexed Content section, click Manage search scopes.
  2. On the Manage Search Scopes page, point to the search scope you want to edit, click the arrow on the bar that appears, and then click Edit.
  3. On the Edit Search Scope page, you can type a new name for this search scope.
  4. Decide whether you want to limit the scope by topics or areas. In the Topics and Areas section, select Include all contents if this search scope is not limited by topic or area. To search only those items that are not in topics or areas, click Include no topic or area in this scope. To limit this search scope by topic or area, select Limit the search scope to items in the following topics or areas and then click Change areas.
  5. On the Change Location page, select areas to use for this search scope. You may select one or more areas, but each selected area includes all of its subareas. Only items in the selected areas show up in search results when using this search scope. When you are finished selecting areas, click OK.
  6. In the Content Source Groups section, select Include all content sources if this search scope is not limited to certain groups of content sources. Select Exclude all content sources to limit the search scope to only the default content source for this portal. To limit the search scope to particular content source groups, select Limit the scope to the following groups of content sources, and then select the content source groups that apply.
  7. Click OK.

Related Topics

Deleting Search Scopes

Managing Search Scopes

About Search

 
 
Applies to:
Deployment Center 2003, SharePoint Portal Server 2003