Manage queries and results (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Summary: Learn how to manage search settings, scopes, federation, and query suggestions; remove items from the index; and search from Windows 7.
The articles in this section describe what you can do to help users perform queries that provide productive search results.
Manage search scopes (SharePoint Server 2010). Shows how to create or change search scopes, which define subsets of information in the index. This helps users to narrow their searches to a specific project, division, or other grouping of content.
Manage federated locations (SharePoint Server 2010). Shows how to add, change, or remove a federated location so that users can get search results from content that exists outside of your internal network, such as Internet locations. This article includes a video demonstration.
Search the enterprise from Windows 7 (SharePoint Server 2010). Describes how to enable end users to query SharePoint Server 2010 from a Windows 7 client computer and view the search results in Windows Explorer.
Remove URLs from search results (SharePoint Server 2010). Shows how to immediately remove items from the index and exclude those items from crawls so that the items do not appear in search results.
Manage query suggestions (SharePoint Server 2010). Shows how to configure query suggestions that appear at query time below the search box and on the search results page in the Related Queries Web Part. This article also describes how to use Windows PowerShell to add query suggestions to a new Search service application or to supplement query suggestions that are generated by the search system.
Manage settings to improve search results (SharePoint Server 2010). Shows how to improve search results by using stop word files, thesaurus files, custom dictionaries, and authoritative pages.