Search Center settings

As a global or SharePoint admin in Office 365, you can specify where searches should go by specifying the URL of your Search Center. For example, if you have created an Enterprise Search Center where users can search everything in your company, you can enter the URL of that site here.

Enter the address of your Search Center

  1. Sign in to https://admin.microsoft.com as a global or SharePoint admin. (If you see a message that you don't have permission to access the page, you don't have Office 365 administrator permissions in your organization.)

    Note

    If you have Office 365 Germany, sign in at https://portal.office.de. If you have Office 365 operated by 21Vianet (China), sign in at https://login.partner.microsoftonline.cn/. Then select the Admin tile to open the admin center.

  2. In the left pane, under Admin centers, select SharePoint. (You might need to select Show all to see the list of admin centers.) If this opens the new SharePoint admin center, select Classic SharePoint admin center in the left pane.

  3. In the left pane, select search.

  4. On the search administration page, choose Search Center Settings.

  5. In the Search Center URL box, type the URL of the Search Center site.

Example: http://companyportal/searchcenter/pages.

  1. Select OK.

Note

It may take up to 30 minutes before changes take effect.