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More Ways to Maximize SharePoint's Out-of-the-Box Features

  • By Daan De Brouckere & Raj Agarwal
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  1. In the Scopes sections, click on View Scopes (see Figure 3).

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    Figure 3: Scopes setting page

  3. Click on New Scope (see Figure 4).
  4. Figure 4: View existing scopes

  5. Type in a Title and Description in the provided fields and specify whether the search results will be displayed in the default search page or a custom page (see Figure 5), and then click OK.

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    Figure 5: Create new scope

  7. The new search scope will now be displayed in the View Scopes page, as shown in Figure 6.

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    Figure 6: New search scope

  9. Click on Add Rules next to the new search scope.
  10. Select Content Source in the Scope Rule Type section.
  11. In the Content Source section, select the content source (from Step 2) and click on Include in the Behavior section, then click OK.

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    Figure 7: Add rules to search scope

  13. The scope will be ready to be used in the Site Collections within the farm after it indexes the file share.

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    Figure 8: New search scope with rules applied

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This article was originally published on September 17, 2008

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