Search: Disable Search Customization

Makes the Customize button in the Search Assistant appear dimmed. The Search Assistant is a tool that appears in the Search bar to help users search the Internet. If you enable this policy users cannot change their Search Assistant settings such as setting default search engines for specific tasks. If you disable this policy or do not configure it users can change their settings for the Search Assistant. This policy is designed to help administrators maintain consistent settings for searching across an organization.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Infodelivery -> Restrictions # NoSearchCustomization

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer


* 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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