Enable the default search provider

Enables the ability to use a default search provider.

If you enable this policy, a user can search for a term by typing in the address bar (as long as what they type isn't a URL).

You can specify the default search provider to use by enabling the rest of the default search policies. If these are left empty (not configured) or configured incorrectly, the user can choose the default provider.

If you disable this policy, the user can't search from the address bar.

If you enable or disable this policy, users can't change or override it.

If you don't configure this policy, the default search provider is enabled, and the user can choose the default search provider and set the search provider list.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management, or macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX..

Starting in Microsoft Edge 84, you can set this policy as a recommended policy.

Supported on: Microsoft Edge version 77, Windows 7 or later

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
Value NameDefaultSearchProviderEnabled
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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