Edge with on-prem sync only syncing Favorites and Settings

JRV 546 Reputation points
2023-03-15T19:40:46.93+00:00

Edge v111.0.1661.41. Using current v111 ADMX/ADML's for Edge.

At this writing, few users are using MS365, so I've enabled on-premises sync for Edge via "Enable using roaming copies for Microsoft Edge profile data" and "Force synchronization of browser data and do not show the sync consent prompt" Group Policies.

I'm using the default location: %AppData%\Microsoft\Edge. AppData is redirected in this domain.

When I look at Sync settings in Edge, Favorites and Settings sync are turned on, but all others are off, and locked ("Managed by your organization").

"Configure the list of types that are excluded from synchronization" is Not Configured. "Configure the list of types that are included for synchronization" is Not Configured, and is not applicable to on-prem sync.

  1. Are Favorites and Settings the only items that sync with on-prem sync?
  2. Few users have MS365, but all now have AAD accounts by virtue of AAD Connect, in preparation for MS365 migration coming soon. Is an AAD account all that's required to sync Edge to AAD, or is an MS365 license needed?
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  1. JRV 546 Reputation points
    2023-03-16T01:46:24.6966667+00:00

    I guess I just answered my own questions.

    From https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployEdge/microsoft-edge-on-premises-sync

    "With on-premises sync, Microsoft Edge saves an Active Directory user's favorites and settings to a file that can be moved between different computers." (Emphasis mine.)

    And from https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/deployedge/microsoft-edge-enterprise-sync, various SKUs will give us Edge sync...once the users are licensed.

    Not the news I wanted, but at least I know.

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