Update search scopes

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Search scopes are updated automatically every 15 minutes. However, you can force an update to occur between scheduled updates. You might want to do this if you want to test a new search scope that you just created.

  1. Open the administration page for the Shared Services Provider (SSP).

    To open the administration page for the SSP, do the following:

    1. On the top navigation bar, click Application Management.

    2. On the Application Management page, in the Office SharePoint Server Shared Services section, click Create or configure this farm’s shared services.

    3. On the Manage this Farm’s Shared Services page, click the SSP for which you want to open the administration page.

  2. On the Shared Services Provider Home page, in the Search section, click Search settings.

  3. On the Configure Search Settings page, in the Scopes section, click Start update now.

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