ScopeUrl specifies the URL for the search provider.

To find the URL for a search provider:

  1. Open Internet Explorer®.

  2. Open the provider's web page where the web search is performed.

  3. Search on the word TEST. Note the new URL that appears.

  4. Optional: In the address bar, remove any obvious extra characters from the resulting URL. Search again, and repeat, until you have the minimum URL required for searching.

    Example:"TEST"&language=en: remove language=en to become"TEST"

  5. Copy the URL, and paste it into Notepad.

  6. Replace TEST with {searchTerms}.

    Example:"TEST" becomes"{searchTerms}"

  7. Replace XML-reserved characters: < > " ' &. See the table below, XML-Reserved Characters, for a list of replacement characters.

    Example:"{searchTerms}" becomes;{searchTerms}&quot;

  8. Copy the URL and paste it into Windows® System Image Manager.

XML-Reserved Characters:

Replace this character With this text













Specifies the URL for the search provider. URL is a string.

This string type does not support empty elements. Do not create an empty value for this setting.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Applies To

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

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set search providers.

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

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