It worked because it should resolve single words locally prior to using the search engine, or one would think that it should work. Either way, prior to making the registry change it would never do the one word search with out doing htt://word or word/. What a pain in the back side. Why not just type in word and it automatically take you to http://word
on your network. If that doesn't exist then search google.
This is how it worked and works now and I SO prefer it that way. I am not sure why you are talking about redirecting favorites and this has nothing to do with that at all.
In the article you posted it shows what needs to be changed to give you the ONE WORD INTRANET option to work like I have described.
If users want to go directly to the intranet site, then they can either type http://
before the intranet site name or append /
to the site name.
Alternatively, you can configure Internet Explorer to go to the intranet site directly by using one of the following methods. Method 1:
menu in Internet Explorer:
Click Internet Options
, click the Advanced
tab, check the option Go to an intranet site for a single word entry in the Address bar