In previous posts I mentioned create custom search providers in Internet Explorer, that would take you to common pages, e.g. web reports machine details. I mention using http://www.ieaddons.com/createsearch.aspx. However, that site is no longer available from Microsoft, and simply redirects to a site that let you choose providers, but not create you own. However, an alternative 3rd party site for doing the same thing is:-
I’ve tested this in Internet Explorer 8.