Within SharePoint 2007, the configuration of search – content sources, scopes, crawl rules, etc – was within the SSP (Shared Services Provider). This had become fairly familiar territory after a LOT of implementation and configuration/s.
With regard to Search Scopes, I’d gotten used to clicking the “Start update now” link – following changes to content + re-crawl of a content source.
Within SharePoint 2010, the story for search has changed a lot – with the move to the new Service Application model – although much of the under lying aspects are still the same.
I’ve been configuring some new search elements – content sources, and scopes – but couldn’t seem to find my favourite “Start update now” link.
In case you hadn’t seen it – this is still on the Search Administration ‘home page’ – but bundled into the section with ALL search details.
With 2007 – the scopes were included in a ‘section’ on the Search Admin home page (as shown above) – but not with SP-2010. That confused me for a while – I couldn’t find it…!
Turns out, I wasn’t actually looking properly. (My wife could attest to that also – LOL !)
Hope that helps – if you’re looking for the “Start update now” link (for Scopes) – it’s right there – look, see !!