Internet specifies the default Internet browsing application. This must be the application’s canonical name.

This setting has been deprecated in Windows® 8. The information about this deprecated setting is provided for reference only. For information about setting the default file associations, see Default Application Association Servicing Command-Line Options.

This setting has no effect on Server Core installations of Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012.



Specifies the browser application. browser is a string with a maximum length of 259 characters. This must be the application’s canonical name.

For more information about canonical names, see this MSDN website.

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

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Applies To

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

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set client applications.

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