Software Deployment Question

Default search engine

10/11/2014 4556 views


Can anybody help me with a solution how to set the default search engine for Chrome Firefox and IE?? Ofcourse I want to make this settings silent without any UI.

Thank you!!!

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These settings are inevitably held in the user profile as they will be user specific. I would recommend using a capture tool to record registry changes to the user's profile while the default search engine is set manually. Once you have recorded the changes, you will need to deploy them using either group policy, login script, or via an installation process such as active setup.
Answered 10/12/2014 by: EdT
Red Belt

Use Group Policy for Chrome.


FF doesn't use the registry for its settings so can't be controlled by GP. You'll need to script it and find a way to lock-down the configuration if that's required i.e. if you want to force your users to use only one - or one from a limited selection - search provider. This is one reason why FF isn't so prevalent in the corporate world - no GP control :-)
Answered 10/13/2014 by: anonymous_9363
Red Belt

My main problem is with google chrome. The last update from the don't allow to change the homepage and default search engine using the preference and web data files. Do you know something about this new update from chrome?
Answered 10/13/2014 by: EmanuelPopescu
Yellow Belt

  • Assuming you can change these parameters manually, have you tried to capture these manual changes to establish exactly where they are stored?
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