Search scopes not defined for My Sites (SharePoint Server 2010)
Published: July 8, 2010
Rule Name: Search scopes not defined for My Sites
Summary: When you create a My Site host, it is important to make sure that search scopes are defined for the My Site host and My Sites. Otherwise, performance can be degraded on My Site pages, causing very high latencies, low throughput, and high CPU utilization on the Web server.
Cause: The administrator did not define search scopes for My Sites and the My Site host.
Resolution: Define search scopes for My Sites and the My Site host
Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is an administrator for the User Profile Service service application.
On the Central Administration Home page, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.
On the Manage Service Applications page, click the User Profile Service service application.
On the User Profile Service page, in the My Site Settings section, click Setup My Sites.
On the My Site Settings page, in the Preferred Search Center section, select the correct search scopes from the Search scope for finding people and Search scope for finding documents lists.
Typically, the setting for the Search scope for finding people list is People and the Search scope for finding documents list is All Sites.