Search scopes allow users to narrow their searches based on the topics, areas, and content sources of items on the portal. Search scopes appear to all users in a list next to the portal search box.
Site administrators create the search scopes that appear in the list next to the portal search box. These search scopes are typically limited to specific topics and content sources that the site administrator has decided are important and common enough to make them useful to users in the organization.
Search scopes may be limited by either topics and areas or the type of content sources where content outside the portal can be found. Content sources outside the portal can be grouped into certain types, and you may want to limit your search scope to exclude or include particular content source groups.
To view the Manage Search Scopes page, in Site Settings in the Search Settings and Indexed Content section, click Manage search scopes. A link to this page is also available on the Configure Search and Indexing page.
The Manage Search Scopes page contains a list of currently defined search scopes. You may reorganize the order of this list by clicking the arrow next to a search scope and then clicking Move Up or Move Down. To make a search scope the default search scope in the portal, click the arrow next to the search scope and click Use as Default Scope.
Adding and Editing Search Scopes
Deleting Search Scopes