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Don’t search the web or display web results in Search over metered connections

This policy setting allows you to control whether or not Search can perform queries on the web over metered connections and if the web results are displayed in Search. If you enable this policy setting queries won’t be performed on the web over metered connections and web results won’t be displayed when a user performs a query in Search. If you disable this policy setting queries will be performed on the web over metered connections and web results will be displayed when a user performs a query in Search. If you don’t configure this policy setting a user can choose whether or not Search can perform queries on the web over metered connections and if the web results are displayed in Search. Note: If you enable the “Don’t search the web or display web results in Search” policy setting queries won’t be performed on the web over metered connections and web results won’t be displayed when a user performs a query in Search.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  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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