ScopeUrl

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

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: http://search.fabrikam.com/results.aspx?q="TEST"&language=en: remove language=en to become http://search.fabrikam.com/results.aspx?q="TEST"

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

  6. Replace TEST with {searchTerms}.

    Example: http://search.fabrikam.com/results.aspx?q="TEST" becomes http://search.fabrikam.com/results.aspx?q="{searchTerms}"

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

    Example: http://search.fabrikam.com/results.aspx?q="{searchTerms}" becomes http://search.fabrikam.com/results.aspx?q=&quot;{searchTerms}&quot;

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

XML-Reserved Characters:

Replace this character With this text

>

&gt;

<

&lt;

"

&quot;

'

&apos;

&

&amp;

Values

URL

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

specialize

Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer | SearchScopes | Scope | ScopeUrl

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.

<SearchScopes>
   <Scope wcm:action="add">
      <ScopeDefault>true</ScopeDefault>
      <ScopeDisplayName>MyFirstSearchProvider</ScopeDisplayName>
      <ScopeKey>SearchProvider1</ScopeKey>
      <ScopeUrl>http://www.contoso.com/search?q={searchTerms}</ScopeUrl>
   </Scope>
   <Scope wcm:action="add">
      <ScopeDisplayName>MySecondSearchProvider</ScopeDisplayName>
      <ScopeKey>SearchProvider2</ScopeKey>
      <ScopeUrl>http://search.fabrikam.com/results.aspx?q=&quot;{searchTerms}&quot;</ScopeUrl>
   </Scope>
</SearchScopes>

See Also

Concepts

Scope