Prevent configuration of search on Address bar

This policy setting specifies whether the user can conduct a search on the Address bar.

If you enable this policy setting, you must specify which of the following actions applies to searches on the Address bar. The user cannot change the specified action.

• Do not search from the Address bar: The user cannot use the Address bar for searches. The user can still perform searches on the Search bar by clicking the Search button.
• Display the results in the main window: When the user searches on the Address bar, the list of search results is displayed in the main window.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the user can specify what action applies to searches on the Address bar.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 7.0
When searching from the address bar:


  1. Display the results in the main window
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value NameAutoSearch
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value4
  2. Do not search from the address bar
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value NameAutoSearch
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0


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