SearchScopes specify Internet search providers. Search providers added through unattended installation change the default list, but do not overwrite user-chosen providers. Therefore, if the user performs an upgrade, the existing search providers are maintained, and those specified in the unattended installation answer file are only applied when the user clicks Restore Defaults.

Child Elements


Specifies a search provider.

Valid Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer | SearchScopes

Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer.

This setting is available to OEMs and system builders.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set search providers.

   <Scope wcm:action="add">
   <Scope wcm:action="add">

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