Windows 10 Kiosk Mode Microsoft Edge can not download file

DE 1 Reputation point


I am trying to setup some old desktops as Kiosk Windows 10 that loads the RDS web access page. i am using Intune to push the Kiosk settings to use edge. everything looks to be working fine except when i try to open a rdp file.

I can log into the site and see my resources but when i click on the resource to load (rdp file) i get the following error in the downloads, "Couldn't download - Blocked"

I can not see why this is being blocked.

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  1. Lu Dai-MSFT 28,366 Reputation points

    @DE Thanks for posting in our Q&A. From your description, I know that you configure Edge kiosk via intune, but we couldn't download the rdp file. If there is anything misunderstanding, feel free to let us know.

    To clarify this issue, we appreciate your help to collect some information:

    1. Please check if any other file can be download.
    2. Please check if we configured some settings about download restrictions in the configuration profile about Edge.
    3. If possible, please manually configure Edge kiosk mode using windows settings in another device, and check if it also block download the rdp file.

    If there is anything update, feel free to let us know.

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,481 Reputation points

    Hello DE-6297,

    This looks like the Protected Mode may be enabled on Edge and needs to be configured.

    You can confirm if that is the setting blocking, by disabling in one of the kiosks temporary:

    Best regards,

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  3. Brown, Nick 1 Reputation point

    I'm getting the same issue using Google Chrome in a multi-app kiosk mode. Looks like there is a Windows 10 Kiosk setting that is blocking downloads from browsers. Any ideas?

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  4. JJ DeShay 1 Reputation point

    I know this is getting old, but I just supplied an answer to this problem on this question -


    I was able to deploy a proactive remediation that runs the following powershell script to remediate the issue. I set it to run hourly (admittedly aggressive) because at this time I am not sure how frequently the policy will revert. I will likely re-visit this solution at some point

    #Define registry key and intended value
    $RegKey = "REGISTRY::HKU\*\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations"
    $Ext = '.pdf;.epub;.doc;.docx;.jpg;.png;.bmp;.jpeg;.pptx;.xls;.xlsx'
    #Get current settings for that registry value
    $CurrentSettings = Get-ItemProperty $RegKey
    #If no values were found, abort
    if ($null -eq $CurrentSettings){
        Write-Host "Key Not found, Exiting - $RegKey"
        Exit 0
    #Iterate through each value found
    foreach ($Setting in $CurrentSettings){
    #If the setting does not match the intended value
    if ($Setting.LowRiskFileTypes -ne $ext){
            #Update registry value
            Write-Host "Updating extensions for - $($Setting.PSPath)"
            Set-ItemProperty $Setting.PSPath LowRiskFileTypes $Ext
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