ADMX Templates for Microsoft Edge

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With the irruption of W10 in business, a new browser has been introduced, Microsoft Edge. But, for IT departments, the available policies to configure Edge (I’m sure that you already have noticed that) are not the same as Internet Explorer.

So… what you can do? You can follow thw following procedure:

Download the latest version of registry-based Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 (from January 2017  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53430).

Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 Creators Update https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55080

To install new .admx files, run the file Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 ADMX.msi

  • If you want to manage Microsoft Edge settings using local Group Policy, copy all content (or only two files: admx and MicrosoftEdge.adml) from a folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Group Policy\Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 to the local directory C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions.
  • If you want to use new administrative templates to manage Edge settings on a computers in the AD domain, copy the content of a local folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Group Policy\Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016  to Central Store folder on the domain controller (for example, \\com\SYSVOL\theitbros.com\Policies\PolicyDefinitions). Now you create a new domain GPOs with Edge settings using Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)

After installing a new administrative templates under section Computer Configuration -> Administrative Template -> Windows Components -> Microsoft Edge, you will get 20 different settings available.

So, now the remaining thing is to configure all the new policies that you want to apply to these new users.

Hope that helps!

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