edgeupdate Service on Windows Server 2016 1607

Kurt L 21 Reputation points

Both of my Windows Server 2016 1607 servers (one physical hosting one virtual) have been updated with Chromium Edge. The issue is “Microsoft Edge Update Service (edgeupdate)” is installed as an “Automatic (Delayed Start)” service. But on both Server 2016 and Windows 10, it seems to start and then shortly shut down. Probably fine on Windows 10, but on the Server 2016 Server Manager Dashboard, it shows as an error condition since an Automatic service is not running.

I have changed the service startup to Manual, but something keeps changing it back. I’d rather not disable that service, since I do want Edge to get updated. But I do want my Dashboard to show only actual errors, not “pretend” errors. I do have WSUS installed, so maybe that will update Edge?

Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  1. Deepak-MSFT 2,191 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    @Kurt L ,
    It looks like EdgeUpdate service gets starts, check for updates, and stops quickly. As a result, Windows thinks it gets fails.

    I suggest you refer to the steps below.

    1. Click the Services in the local server groups on Server Manager.
    2. Click the Services drop-down on the Services Detail View.
    3. Scroll to the Microsoft Edge Update Service and uncheck it.
    4. Click OK.

    By doing this service will continue to run and the Edge browser will get the latest updates, It will not display on the dashboard.


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  1. Kurt L 21 Reputation points

    The problem is that the "Automatic (Delayed Start)" service is not running when Windows 2016 Server Manager dashboard checks it's health.


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  2. Duncan Clay 16 Reputation points

    If the servers are domain joined, you can create a group policy and link it to the OU the servers are in.

    Set Computer Configuration - Policies - Windows Settings - Security Settings - System Services

    • Microsoft Edge Update Service (edgeupdate) = Disabled
    • Microsoft Edge Update Service (edgeupdatem) = Disabled

    While you are at it, for Windows Server 2016 set

    • Downloaded Maps Manager = Disabled

    You can then release specific versions of Edge after they have been through your testing and approval process using a patch management product, such as WSUS.

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  3. Kurt L 21 Reputation points

    It's in Local Server - Services Detail View

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