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    IE8 problem

    HI

    Please can someone help me. I have now upgraded to ie8 throughout the school and thats working great if a little slow to start except when a user logs on for the first time they get a message saying.

    " A program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider"

    Then they click on ok and they get a window to set it in, which people just close.

    I have changed several things but have not find a cure. Has anyone got a fix for this that I could deploy through group policy.

    Thanks for all your help.

    Richard

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    I've never encountered this in the wild, but check this out...

    A program on your computer has corrupted your default search

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    I fixed the problem using the solution below:

    This is from Kirb’s Musings:

    1. Make sure IE 8 is closed then navigate to registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerUser Shell Folders
    2. Add a new “Expandable String value” inside the above mentioned key with a value name of “AppData” and a value data of “%USERPROFILE%Application Data”.
    3. Reopen IE 8 and see if you still get the error message.

    I have never edited the registry, but I fool around until I was able to follow his instructions. I have Windows XP. First, I created a restore point in Windows to save the current registry. Then in the start menu, I clicked on "run" and typed in "regedit". This brought me to the registry. The registry shows "HKEY_CURRENT_USER". Click on the plus sign. This opens up a list. Scroll down to "Software" and click on the plus sign which opens up a list. Scroll down to "Microsoft" and click on the plus sign. Scroll down to "Windows""Explorer" and click on the plus sign. Scroll down to "User Shell Folders" and click on the folder. In the right window pane, you will see the headings "Name" "Type" and "Data". On my computer, there were two entries under name: (Default) and (Local AppData). In the name column, in the blank space on the line underneath "Local AppData", right click. A little box "New" will appear. Hover over the arrow in the "New" box and select "Expandable string value". Rename the Name to "AppData". Go to "Edit" and click on Modify. A box will open and allow you to type in “%USERPROFILE%Application Data”. I hope I given the instructions correctly. I've only done this once and I had to feel my way around to getting it done. It solved the problem for me. Good luck.

    * Proposed As Answer bybruuberd Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:49 PM
    If this works for you, it's easy to make a custom GPO template to implement this fix for everyone via Active Directory.

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    HI

    I have been working on the problem and have found the following adm

    ; Based on 'Group Policy Search Providers ADM File', provided by schema_mangler
    ; Posted to microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general on 17 Nov 2006, 22:52
    ; Search Google Groups for the original, and see How to create custom .adm or .admx files to add search providers to the toolbar search box in Internet Explorer 7
    ; CRGS version changes:
    ; Tidied up unnecessary [strings]
    ; Changed Bing, Google, Yahoo, Ask to latest versions, added Search Suggestions
    ; Added Amazon UK, eBay, Wikipedia via Microsoft site
    ; Also set the Google GUID to the lowest value, so that it is default

    CLASS USER
    CATEGORY !!WindowsComponents
    CATEGORY !!InternetExplorer


    POLICY "Select search providers to be included in policy-based search list"
    #if version >= 4
    SUPPORTED !!SUPPORTED_IE7
    #endif
    EXPLAIN !!Search_Explain
    KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes"
    PART "Live Search" CHECKBOX
    VALUENAME LiveChoice
    ACTIONLISTON
    KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}"
    VALUENAME DisplayName VALUE "@ieframe.dll,-12512"
    VALUENAME URL VALUE "http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q={searchTerms}&src={referrer:source? }"
    END ACTIONLISTON
    END PART
    PART "Bing" CHECKBOX
    VALUENAME BingChoice
    ACTIONLISTON
    KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{A6CF48A4-CC6B-46CA-B51A-AA3B0DC46532}"
    VALUENAME DisplayName VALUE "Bing"
    VALUENAME URL VALUE "http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&form=IE8SRC&src=IE-SearchBox"
    VALUENAME ShowSearchSuggestions VALUE NUMERIC 1
    VALUENAME SuggestionsURL VALUE "http://api.bing.com/qsml.aspx?query={searchTerms}&market={Language}&fo rm=IE8SSC&maxwidth={ie:maxWidth}&rowheight={ie:row Height}&sectionHeight={ie:sectionHeight}"
    VALUENAME Codepage VALUE NUMERIC 65001
    VALUENAME FaviconURL VALUE "http://www.bing.com/favicon.ico"
    END ACTIONLISTON
    END PART
    PART "Google" CHECKBOX
    VALUENAME GoogleChoice
    ACTIONLISTON
    KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{012E1000-F331-11DB-8314-0800200C9A66}"
    VALUENAME DisplayName VALUE "Google"
    VALUENAME URL VALUE "http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.micros oft:{language}:{referrer:source}&ie={inputEncoding ?}&oe={outputEncoding?}"
    VALUENAME ShowSearchSuggestions VALUE NUMERIC 1
    VALUENAME SuggestionsURL VALUE "http://clients5.google.com/complete/search?q={searchTerms}&client=ie8&mw={ie:maxWidth} &sh={ie:sectionHeight}&rh={ie:rowHeight}&inputenco ding={inputEncoding}&outputencoding={outputEncodin g}"
    VALUENAME FaviconURL VALUE "http://www.google.com/favicon.ico"
    END ACTIONLISTON
    END PART

    PART "Wikipedia (en)" CHECKBOX
    VALUENAME WikipediaChoice
    ACTIONLISTON
    KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{8EDF1540-AEBC-4EA2-808D-788F5C7531BE}"
    VALUENAME DisplayName VALUE "Wikipedia (en)"
    VALUENAME URL VALUE "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&search={searchTerms }"
    VALUENAME ShowSearchSuggestions VALUE NUMERIC 1
    VALUENAME SuggestionsURL VALUE "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=opensearch&format=xml&search={searc hTerms}&namespace=0"
    VALUENAME SuggestionsURL_JSON VALUE "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=opensearch&search={searchTerms}&nam espace=0"
    VALUENAME FaviconURL VALUE "http://en.wikipedia.org/favicon.ico"
    END ACTIONLISTON
    END PART
    END POLICY


    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY


    [strings]
    SUPPORTED_IE7="At least Internet Explorer 7.0"
    WindowsComponents="Windows Components"
    InternetExplorer="Internet Explorer"
    Search_Explain="Adds registry entries to HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes for specific search providers. Check or clear the checkbox next to each search provider.\n\n If you enable this policy setting and if the "Restrict search providers to a specific list of providers" Group Policy setting is enabled, the checked entries will be the only ones that appear in the Internet Explorer drop-down list. If the "Add a specific list of search providers to the user's search provider list" Group Policy setting is enabled, the checked entries will be added to the user's list of search providers.\n\n If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, search will be governed by the other relevant policies in this category. See the other policies mentioned here for additional information."
    This allows you to set the search providers in gpo.

    Now I have to work out how to stop programs changing the default provider. Has anyone any ideas.

    Richard

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    Hi

    I have been told that this key might have the answer

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\User Preferences
    "6256FFB019F8FDFBD36745B06F4540E9AEAF222A25"
    Type: REG_BINARY

    Does anyone know what it has to be set to.

    Richard

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    HI binht4

    I have tried to e-mail you for the fix but the google servers are saying your e-mail does not exist.

    Richard

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