Default search provider search URL

Specifies the URL of the search engine used for a default search. The URL contains the string '{searchTerms}', which is replaced at query time by the terms the user is searching for.

Specify Bing's search URL as:


Specify Google's search URL as: '{google:baseURL}search?q={searchTerms}&{google:RLZ}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:assistedQueryStats}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:searchClient}{google:sourceId}ie={inputEncoding}'.

This policy is required when you enable the 'DefaultSearchProviderEnabled' (Enable the default search provider) policy; if you don't enable the latter policy, this policy is ignored.

Starting in Microsoft Edge 84, you can set this policy as a recommended policy. If the user has already set a default search provider, the default search provider configured by this recommended policy will not be added to the list of search providers the user can choose from. If this is the desired behavior, use the 'ManagedSearchEngines' (Manage Search Engines) policy.

Example value:{searchTerms}

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

Default search provider search URL

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
Value NameDefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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