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Internet Explorer 8 Default Search

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I am trying to make Internet Explorer 8 have google as the default search using GPO. I am using Windows 2003 servers and XP machines.

I have created the ADM listed in the link below but it does not seem to work with my IE 8 clients.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/Web_Browsers/Internet_Explorer/Q_24391414.html

Does anyone have an adm made that makes google the default search provider in IE 8. Thanks.
CLASS USER
CATEGORY !!WindowsComponents
	CATEGORY !!InternetExplorer
		POLICY !!PopulateSearchProviderList
			#if version >= 4
			SUPPORTED !!SUPPORTED_IE7
			#endif
			KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes"
			EXPLAIN !!IE_Explain_PopulateSearchProviderList
			VALUENAME Version
			VALUEON NUMERIC 1
			ACTIONLISTON
				KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes"
				VALUENAME DefaultScope	VALUE "{7AB880AD-546A-4D72-A2A7-91644F55AE38}"
 				KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{7AB880AD-546A-4D72-A2A7-91644F55AE38}"
				VALUENAME DisplayName  VALUE "Google"
				VALUENAME URL	VALUE "http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&rls=com.microsoft:{language}&ie={inputEncoding}&oe={outputEncoding}&startIndex={startIndex?}&startPage={startPage}"
			END ACTIONLISTON
		END POLICY
	END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY
 
CLASS MACHINE
CATEGORY !!WindowsComponents
	CATEGORY !!InternetExplorer
		POLICY !!PopulateSearchProviderList
			#if version >= 4
			SUPPORTED !!SUPPORTED_IE7
			#endif
			KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes"
			EXPLAIN !!IE_Explain_PopulateSearchProviderList
			VALUENAME Version
			VALUEON NUMERIC 1
			ACTIONLISTON
				KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes"
				VALUENAME DefaultScope	VALUE "{7AB880AD-546A-4D72-A2A7-91644F55AE38}"
 				KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{7AB880AD-546A-4D72-A2A7-91644F55AE38}"
				VALUENAME DisplayName  VALUE "Google"
				VALUENAME URL	VALUE "http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&rls=com.microsoft:{language}&ie={inputEncoding}&oe={outputEncoding}&startIndex={startIndex?}&startPage={startPage}"
			END ACTIONLISTON
		END POLICY
   	END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY
 
 
[strings]
SUPPORTED_IE7="At least Internet Explorer 7.0"
WindowsComponents="Windows Components"
InternetExplorer="Internet Explorer"
PopulateSearchProviderList="Populate List of search providers"
IE_Explain_PopulateSearchProviderList="This policy setting will allow you to populate a list of search providers that will be displayed in the Internet Explorer search box.\n\n If you enable this policy setting and if the "Restrict search providers to a specific list of search providers" Group Policy setting is enabled, this list will be the only list that appears 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, this list will be added to the user's list of search providers.\n\n If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users will have complete freedom to create their own search provider list."

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