Allow search engine customization

This policy setting lets you decide whether users can change their search engine. If you disable this setting, users can't add new search engines or change the default used in the address bar.

Important
This setting can only be used with domain-joined or MDM-enrolled devices. For more info, see the Microsoft browser extension policy (aka.ms/browserpolicy).

If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can add new search engines and change the default used in the address bar from within Microsoft Edge Settings.

If you disable this setting, users can't add search engines or change the default used in the address bar.


Supported on: Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, Version 1703 or later
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy
Value NameAllowSearchEngineCustomization
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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