Category Archives: IE

IE 8 Search Provider Default Error (Group Policy Conflict)

Our Group Policy turns off IE search on our Windows 7/Server 2008 RTM/R2 machines.  We noticed that when a user first logs into one of these machines and opens IE, it displays a message that:

A program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider setting for Internet Explorer

The GPO deletes the search provider settings (since they are not used).  IE interprets this as a fault.  Microsoft has a hotfix for the problem: