Prevent changing the default search provider

This policy setting prevents the user from changing the default search provider for the Address bar and the toolbar Search box.

If you enable this policy setting, the user cannot change the default search provider.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the user can change the default search provider.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 7.0
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Infodelivery\Restrictions
Value NameNoChangeDefaultSearchProvider
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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