When you are configuring a new or existing scope for the Search & Preview Search Box, make the following settings:

• Name and Description: Enter an ID, name, and description in the fields provided. The ID is only used internally; it cannot contain spaces and must be unique among all search scopes; it also cannot be changed for existing scopes, only when creating a new scope. The Name is the name by which the scope is presented to users; it should give a good idea of what the scope includes. The Description appears only in the list on the Search Scopes page; use it to remind yourself and other administrators about the intended purpose of the scope.

• Mapping: Select the type of mapping you wish to use for the current scope (see below) and then specify the mapping itself in the field provided (the name of this field changes based on the type you select). Choose one of the following:

 Mapped Search Scope: to map to an existing SharePoint search scope. You must then use the Scope Mapping drop-down list to select the SharePoint scope to which to map.
 Context Search Scope: to map to a scope that depends on the user’s current context. You must then use the Context drop-down list to select the type of context scope to use (“This Site”, “This List” or “This Folder” to search in the selected scope relative to where the user is when using the Search Box).
 Target Only Search Scope: to map to a URL of a search-result page in an Search & Preview Search Center. You must then enter the target URL in the Target Page field (absolute URL is recommended).

• Scope Group: All search scopes must belong to exactly one scope group. Group membership affects the order in which scopes are presented to the user in input controls. Either select an existing group from the drop-down list or click on the New Group button to create a new group and add the current scope to that. See also “Working with Search Scope Groups” for more information about working with scope groups.

• Target Audiences: Use this setting to limit the types of users that will see the current Search Box scope. Enter one or more audience names (separated by semicolons) to limit the audiences to which the current scope will be shown. Leave this setting blank to show the scope to all users. See also “Target Audiences in Search & Preview” for details about this setting and its helper controls.
When you are done configuring your scope, click on OK to save your settings.

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