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Group Policy to make Google my IE8 search

Posted on 2010-11-19
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Hi
I want a group policy to make Google the default search engine for all users, on IE8. I've seen some old ones on IE7, but they don't seem to work. Using Server 2008.
Anyone able to help me out?
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To make changes to IE8 With GPO you need to install the IE8 Readiness Pack to add the availble options to the GPO editor. As IE8 has many new features, these are controlled using this update. See
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/readiness/it-pro.aspx

Here is a link to the toolkit download
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/ie/bb219517.aspx
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Yes, I understand I need those components. But I still don't see any mention of where the default search engine is set.
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You'll have to create the respective adm/admx file yourself. A description on how to do that is here; should be the same for IE8:
How to create custom .adm or .admx files to add search providers to the toolbar search box in Internet Explorer 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918238
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Surely someone has written a default google search by now?
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Closest, but doesn't actually tell me how to set default to Google
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