Configure Microsoft Windows Desktop Search 4.0 settings via group policy (GPO)

  1. Download and extract Windows Desktop Search 4.0 administrative template file search.adm
  2. Open Group Policy Management Console > Right click on Group Policy ObjectsNew > Enter name and click OK
  3. Right click on your new GPO > Edit
  4. Right click on Administrative Templates in Computer configuration > Add/Remove Templates > Add > select extracted search.adm file > Open
  5. Close Add/Remove Templates dialog.
  6. In GPO expand Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search
  7. Edit required settings and deploy GPO as usual.

Windows Server 2003 domain


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