Set-WindowsSearchSetting

Modifies values that control Windows Search.

Syntax

Set-WindowsSearchSetting
   [-EnableMeteredWebResultsSetting <Boolean>]
   [-EnableWebResultsSetting <Boolean>]
   [-SafeSearchSetting <String>]
   [-SearchExperienceSetting <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Set-WindowsSearchSetting cmdlet modifies values that control Windows Search. You can specify whether Windows Search displays web results or suggestions, and you can specify whether to display web results and suggestions while using a metered network. You can specify whether Windows Search personalizes results, including whether Windows Search employs the specific location of the user. You can also specify SafeSearch settings.

Examples

Example 1: Personalize Windows Search

PS C:\> Set-WindowsSearchSetting -SearchExperienceSetting "Personalized"

This command allows Windows Search to use search history, but not specific location of the user, to personalize results.

Example 2: Modify Windows Search settings

PS C:\> Set-WindowsSearchSetting -EnableWebResultsSetting $True -SafeSearchSetting "Strict" -SearchExperienceSetting "PersonlizedAndLocation"

This command modifies Windows Search settings. The command enables the use of search history and specific location of the user by specifying a value of PersonlizedAndLocation for the SearchExperienceSetting parameter. The command enables web results and sets SafeSearch to a value of Strict.

Optional Parameters

-EnableMeteredWebResultsSetting

Indicates whether Windows Search displays web results and suggestions while using metered connections. Specify a value of $True to display web results and suggestions over metered connections or a value of $False to exclude web results and suggestions.

Do not specify a value for this parameter if the value of the EnableWebResultsSetting parameter is $False.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-EnableWebResultsSetting

Indicates whether Windows Search displays web results and suggestions. Specify a value of $True to display web results and suggestions or a value of $False to exclude web results and suggestions.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SafeSearchSetting

Specifies a SafeSearch setting for Window Search.

The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Off. Windows Search does not remove adult content from the results.
  • Moderate. Windows Search excludes adult images and videos, but not text, from the results.
  • Strict. Windows Search excludes adult images, videos, and text from the results.
Type:String
Parameter Sets:Strict, Moderate, Off
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SearchExperienceSetting

Specifies a Windows Search experience setting.

The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • PersonlizedAndLocation. Personalize Windows Search and other Microsoft experiences by using search history, some Microsoft account information, and specific location of the user.
  • Personalized. Personalize Windows Search and other Microsoft experiences by using search history and some Microsoft account information, but do not use specific location of the user.
  • NotPersonalized. Do not personalize Windows Search and other Microsoft experiences or use specific location of the user.
Type:String
Parameter Sets:PersonalizedAndLocation, Personalized, NotPersonalized
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False