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Using managed metadata properties to drive SharePoint search

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 09, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I would like to advance search box to offer option to select managed metadata for the search. Basically I need one more search element to the advanced search options. I have SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Server Farm and currently out of box search available. How to do it?Kenny_I

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