Advanced Search - Exercise

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Advanced Search - Exercise

Advanced Search

Duration: 10 to 25 minutes.
  1. Navigate to your team site.
  2. Search your site and another site collection for documents that contain the word "Silverlight".
    1. Type "Silverlight" in the Search this site... field located in the top right of the sites page and click the Search icon button. Search box
    2. Verify that no results where found for the word "Silverlight". Search results
    3. Navigate to the Contoso Root Site by typing "http://spserver2013" in your browser URL field.
    4. Type "Silverlight" in the Search this site... field located in the top right of the sites page and click the Search icon button. Search box
    5. Verify that one result was found for the word "Silverlight". Search results
    6. Navigate back to your student site by entering the address: "http://spserver2010/sites/student??" in your browser URL field. Make sure you replace the question marks with the student number you were assigned.
  3. Add an Enterprise Search Center to your site collection.
    1. Click the Site Contents link in the Quick Launch menu.
    2. Click the new subsite link at the bottom of the Site Contents page.
    3. Choose the Enterprise Search Center template and type "Search" for both the Title and URL name fields and click the Create button. Enterprise Search template
    4. Navigate back to your Student?? site.
  4. Configure your site's default search box to use the new Enterprise Search Center.
    1. Click Settings menu and then choose Site Settings from the options.
    2. Click the Search Settings link under the Site Collection Administration group.
    3. Select the Enable custom scopes radio-button option and type "http://spserver2010/sites/student??/Search/Pages", replace ?? with your assigned student number, in the Search Center field. Search settings
    4. Leave the rest of the settings at their default and click the OK button to save your changes.
    5. Navigate back to the home page of your Student?? site.
    6. Verify that there is a new drop-down field that lets you choose a scope for your search. Search scopes
  5. Test the new search functionality by searching again for the word "Silverlight".
    1. Select Everything in the search drop-down and type "Silverlight" in your site's search field. Search field
    2. Click the Search icon to start the search.
    3. Verify that you got at least one result back linking to a document found in the Contoso Root site. Search results
    4. Click the Advanced Search link at the bottom of the search results page. Advanced search page