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Set what information is shared in Search

This policy setting allows you to control what information is shared with Bing in Search. If you enable this policy setting you can specify one of four settings which users won’t be able to change: -User info and location: Share a user’s search history some Microsoft account info and specific location to personalize their search and other Microsoft experiences. -User info only: Share a user’s search history and some Microsoft account info to personalize their search and other Microsoft experiences. -Anonymous info: Share usage information but don’t share search history Microsoft account info or specific location. If you disable or don’t configure this policy setting users can choose what information is shared in Search.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Windows Search # ConnectedSearchPrivacy; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Windows Search # ConnectedSearchPrivacy

  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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