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September 2008

Create custom global search scopes in Microsoft SharePoint 2007

Custom global search scopes in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) allow more granular search results. Discover how to create custom global search scopes to enhance SharePoint 2007's enterprise search functionality. In this tip, you'll also learn how to target searches to specific SharePoint content sources including Exchange public folders. Companies often acquire Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) for its enterprise search capabilities. The problem with SharePoint 2007's enterprise search feature is that it doesn't, by default, provide granular search results. It filters all possible SharePoint content sources, thereby returning a large number of search results. If you want to isolate your query to a specific SharePoint document library or extranet site from within the portal, you need to set boundaries to specify which portion of the SharePoint portal should serve as the search source to provide a more granular result set. In the SharePoint vernacular, this is called Search Scopes. Along with enterprise ...

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