SharePoint 2010 – Search Scopes : Update Now

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 !!

2 thoughts on “SharePoint 2010 – Search Scopes : Update Now

  1. Alex Angas February 21, 2011 / 2:37 am

    I was sure they wouldn’t have removed this feature but couldn’t find it anywhere. Must be that muscle memory thing. Thanks Chris!


  2. Larry September 22, 2011 / 1:21 am

    Thank you! It’s nice and helpful.


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