Add primary intranet search location

Enabling this policy allows you to add a primary intranet search location within Windows Desktop Search. The value of this text should be:nameurlFor example:Intranethttp://intranetsearch. aspx?k=$w You must provide the following:1) A name for the scope such as ‘Intranet’. 2) The URL to the search service. Use $w in place of the query term for the search service URL. If your intranet search service is SharePoint Portal Server your query should resemble the following:http://sitename/Search. aspx?k=$wIf your intranet search service is Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) the query should resemble the following where XXXX is the locale ID of your WSS Service. For example the English locale ID is 1033. http://sitename/_layouts/XXXX/searchresults. aspx?SearchString=$wThis adds intranet search location to:1) The Windows Deskbar2) The Desktop Search results search box3) The WDS search box in Search Companion

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Windows Search # PrimaryIntranetSearchScopeUrl

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Search


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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