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Hotfix: IE 8 restores the search provider settings when the "Prevent Internet Explorer Search box from displaying" Group Policy setting is enabled
A new hotfix (KB2171141) is out from Microsoft that resolves an issues with the IE8 search provider when applying the “Prevent Internet Explore Search box from displaying” is enabled (see image below). This policy will remove remove the search box from Internet Explorer (see image below). But then when a user logs on to the computer for the first time...