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SharePoint sub-site searching and results.

I have a SharePoint sub-site that is restricted to only certain users. Currently results from that site don't show in either main site or sub-site search results.

I would like to be able to search in the sub-site without those items being found when searching in the main site.

What is the best way to accomplish this task?

Thank you!
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Serena HsiMarketing ConsultantCommented:
To add a custom search scope for a site collection:

Go to your top level site in the site collection

Go to Site Actions, Site Settings

In the Site Collection Administration columnclick Search Scopes

Click New Scope, enter a name (this will be displayed in the scope dropdown), description and checkmark where you want it displayed

Click OK

Find your new scope in the list and click Add Rules

Click Web Address and enter the site URL (http://servername/sites/peers), leave >Include checked

Click OK

Custom scopes are only displayed in MOSS, not WSS and you must enable custom scopes: Site Actions, Site Settings, Search Settings, click Custom Scopes and enter the path to a MOSS search center site.
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mobankerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the response and the effort!  
Apparently I should have said I am using SharePoint 2013!  :)  
I am attempting your solution, but the search scopes are not in SharePoint 2013.  :(  
I will keep on trying and see what I can do.
Thank you
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Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
SharePoint 2013 users "Search Results", which are very similar to 2010's search scopes.

You mention finding "things".  Are you referring to items in a list or document library? If so, it is possible to exclude lists and libraries from search crawling. It is a setting under advanced settings for the list or library.

Good luck...
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mobankerAuthor Commented:
I was working on the Results sources and Query rules yesterday. Good results in the tests. Not in the production. I think I am running into a permissions issue.  Even my SharePoint owner group is being limited. I think if I get that fixed, I will be good!
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Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
You can configure the user that does the search to be any user you want it to be in Central Administration.

Good luck...
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mobankerAuthor Commented:
In the end I had to repair my SharePoint installation using the SharePoint Products configuration wizard.  Then my searches started going normally.

I think the given solution would have worked so I am giving it the points.
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mobankerAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
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Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
Glad you got it to work...
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