How to remove/disable Microsoft Edge on Windows Server 2012 R2

Bojan Zivkovic 321 Reputation points

Hi, we have a few Windows Server 2012 R2 systems left - their in-place upgrade to Windows Server 2019 is planned but in the meantime I would like to remove/disable Microsoft Edge since newer versions of it can not be installed on Windows Server 2012 R2 and that is detected as security vulnerability. Is there any way of doing so?

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  1. Michael Rowlands 15 Reputation points


    I had the same issue. I removed Edge via the command line (your build might be different)

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\109.0.1518.78\Installer\

    setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --force-uninstall

    I found that EdgeWebView was not installed, but if it is for you, it will be here

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeWebView\

    setup.exe --uninstall --msedgewebview --system-level --force-uninstall

    After removing, a restart is required.



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  2. Yu Zhou-MSFT 10,451 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Bojan Zivkovic

    I think you can remove Edge by clicking Control Panel-> Microsoft Edge-> Uninstall on Windows Server 2012 R2. I've tested and it works on my machine.

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  3. Bojan Zivkovic 321 Reputation points

    No, I do not see it in Control Panel - having tried with Get-CIMInstance I had better luck but removing it using Invoke-CIMMethod did not help, still see Edge icon on the desktop and it gets open as it used to before.