Policy CSP - ADMX_WordWheel


This CSP contains ADMX-backed policies which require a special SyncML format to enable or disable. You must specify the data type in the SyncML as <Format>chr</Format>. For details, see Understanding ADMX-backed policies.

The payload of the SyncML must be XML-encoded; for this XML encoding, there are a variety of online encoders that you can use. To avoid encoding the payload, you can use CDATA if your MDM supports it. For more information, see CDATA Sections.


Scope Editions Applicable OS
❌ Device
✅ User
✅ Pro
✅ Enterprise
✅ Education
✅ Windows SE
✅ IoT Enterprise / IoT Enterprise LTSC
✅ Windows 10, version 2004 [10.0.19041.1202] and later
✅ Windows 10, version 2009 [10.0.19042.1202] and later
✅ Windows 10, version 21H1 [10.0.19043.1202] and later
✅ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later

Set up the menu name and URL for the custom Internet search provider.

  • If you enable this setting, the specified menu name and URL will be used for Internet searches.

  • If you disable or not configure this setting, the default Internet search provider will be used.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace


This is an ADMX-backed policy and requires SyncML format for configuration. For an example of SyncML format, refer to Enabling a policy.

ADMX mapping:

Name Value
Name CustomSearch
Friendly Name Custom Instant Search Internet search provider
Location User Configuration
Path Windows Components > Instant Search
Registry Key Name Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\SearchExtensions
ADMX File Name WordWheel.admx

Policy configuration service provider