SearchScopes specifies Internet search providers.

During unattended installation, SearchScopes adds search providers to the default list of search providers, but does not overwrite user-chosen providers.

If the user performs an upgrade to the operating system, the existing search providers from the previous operating system installation are maintained. The search providers that the unattended-installation answer file specifies are applied only when the user clicks Restore Defaults.

Child Elements


Specifies a search provider.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Applies To

For a list of which Search Scope settings are available in each version of Internet Explorer®, see Scope.

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

XML Example

The following example shows how to set search providers.

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

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