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    IE7 default search provider?

    We have IE7 on about 99% of computers now, but was wondering.. is there anyway to change the default search provider from live search to say perhaps google, via GPO?



    I am running the latest ADM template on my domain controller.

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    Re: IE7 default search provider?

    i think you need the IE7 administration tool to set up a bespoke version of the IE7 setup file but i got fed up with it in the end and gave up,
    it seems to set up some reg settings but so stupid in how it trys to do it,
    someone would think microsoft dont want you to change from live !

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    Re: IE7 default search provider?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    dont frighten the guy, that article is why i gave up ! ops:

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    Re: IE7 default search provider?

    Why couldn't they have just added it to the IE7 GP template?

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    Re: IE7 default search provider?

    Microsoft will do anything to try and become the world's no.1 search engine, but they're failing miserably. You can't be no.1 at everything.

    Microsoft dominate the browsers, but google dominate the search engines.

    That KB article really is awful. One easy way around the problem though, just set google.com as the homepage. I've never used that search provider menu at the top right.

    Alternatively, if you're creating a mandatory profile for your users, manually setting/specifying google does work.

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    Re: IE7 default search provider?

    If anyone has already created the custom .adm file would it be possible for it to be available to download. I admit i have not read that link (and to be honest don't really want to) so do not know if any tinkering is needed for each user. Apart from the search engines to be added. I assume the majority would just use Google anyway.

    I mean why duplicate workloads.

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