I've got a request to make the search bar in IE work with some internal search providers.
I found How to create custom .adm or .admx files to add search providers to the toolbar search box in Internet Explorer 7
You can also add your own search provider directly into the registry. In this case, create a registry key for that provider under the subkey that is listed in step 2f. Populate the key by using information that corresponds to that search provider. The GUID data is provided by the search provider.
Does this mean that the admin(s) of the search server need to be able to give me a GUID? I have a feeling they won't have the faintest idea what that would be. Is there something I can point them at to tell how to come up with that? Or can I do this without using GUIDs? I'm not worried about any namespace collisions... the network this is for does not connect to the Internet. The nastiest, hackiest kludge that shouldn't ever be used would be fine if that's the only possible alternative.