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Do not allow web search

Enabling this policy removes the option of searching the Web from Windows Desktop Search. When this policy is disabled or not configured the Web option is available and users can search the Web via their default browser search engine.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Search

Notes

* 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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