Allow OpenSearch queries in Windows Explorer


This policy setting allows you to manage whether OpenSearch queries in this zone can be performed using Search Connectors in Windows Explorer. Search Connectors allow rich searching of remote sources from within Windows Explorer. Search results will be returned in Windows Explorer and can be acted upon like local files.

If you enable this policy setting, users can perform OpenSearch queries in this zone using Search Connectors.

If you disable this policy setting, users are prevented from performing OpenSearch queries in this zone using Search Connectors.

If you do not configure this policy setting, users can perform OpenSearch queries in this zone using Search Connectors.


Supported on: At least Windows 7
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\0
Value Name180E
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value3

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