PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Verify Windows Search Settings

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell 4.0 in Windows 8.1 to verify Windows Search settings.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell 4.0 to see how Windows Search is configured on my Windows 8.1 device?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-WindowsSearchSetting cmdlet:

PS C:> Get-WindowsSearchSetting

Setting                                    Value

——-                                    —–

EnableWebResultsSetting                    True

EnableMeteredWebResultsSetting             True

SearchExperience                           PersonalizedAndLocation

WindowsSafeSearchSetting                   Moderate