Don't search the web or display web results in Search over metered connections

This policy setting allows you to control whether or not Search can perform queries on the web over metered connections, and if the web results are displayed in Search.

If you enable this policy setting, queries won't be performed on the web over metered connections and web results won't be displayed when a user performs a query in Search.

If you disable this policy setting, queries will be performed on the web over metered connections and web results will be displayed when a user performs a query in Search.

If you don't configure this policy setting, a user can choose whether or not Search can perform queries on the web over metered connections, and if the web results are displayed in Search.

Note: If you enable the "Don't search the web or display web results in Search" policy setting, queries won't be performed on the web over metered connections and web results won't be displayed when a user performs a query in Search.

Supported on: Microsoft Windows 8.1. Not supported on Windows 10 or later
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
Value NameConnectedSearchUseWebOverMeteredConnections
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1

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