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Customizing the Search Center

SharePoint 2010

Last modified: April 19, 2010

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

The Search Center is a SharePoint site oriented around the task of search. This site provides a centralized and highly customizable user interface in which users can perform search queries. It includes several components, each responsible for a specific search task. The default setup for the Search Center includes the following components:

  • Search Center Home

  • Search Results page

  • Advanced Search page

  • People Search page

  • People Search Results page

  • Search Tab Navigation control

You can customize the search user experience by modifying these components, or by creating your own version of these components. You can then add them to the Search Center to extend its functionality.

The topics in this section provide more information about the Search Center and how you can customize and extend it to improve the search user experience.

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