Prevent Internet Explorer Search box from displaying

This policy setting allows you to disable the Internet Explorer Search box. The Search box includes all installed search providers as well as a link to search settings.

If you enable this policy setting, the Search box in Internet Explorer will be disabled, and will not appear in the Internet Explorer frame.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the Search box will appear by default in the Internet Explorer frame.

Note: If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer will not enumerate search providers for the Accelerators infrastructure. If Accelerators are not turned off, users can install search providers as Accelerators to include them on the Accelerator menu.


Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 7.0
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Infodelivery\Restrictions
Value NameNoSearchBox
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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