Configure Microsoft Edge Legacy settings in Configuration Manager
If you're using Microsoft Edge version 77 or later, and are trying to open the settings pane, enter
edge://settings/profiles in the browser address bar instead of search. For more information, see Get to know Microsoft Edge.
This article is for IT professionals to manage Microsoft Edge Legacy settings with Microsoft Configuration Manager.
Applies to: Configuration Manager (current branch)
For customers who use the Microsoft Edge Legacy web browser on Windows 10 clients, create a Configuration Manager compliance policy to configure the browser settings.
This feature is deprecated. Support ends for the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application on March 9, 2021. With the April cumulative update for Windows 10, the new Microsoft Edge replaces Microsoft Edge Legacy. For more information, see New Microsoft Edge to replace Microsoft Edge Legacy with April’s Windows 10 Update Tuesday release.
This policy only applies to clients on Windows 10, version 1703 or later, and Microsoft Edge Legacy version 45 and earlier.
For more information on managing Microsoft Edge version 77 or later with Configuration Manager, see Deploy Microsoft Edge, version 77 and later. For more information on configuring policies for Microsoft Edge version 77 or later, see Microsoft Edge - Policies.
This policy currently includes the following settings:
Set Microsoft Edge browser as default: configures the Windows 10 default app setting for web browser to Microsoft Edge
Allow address bar drop-down: Requires Windows 10, version 1703 or later. For more information, see AllowAddressBarDropdown browser policy.
Allow sync favorites between Microsoft browsers: Requires Windows 10, version 1703 or later. For more information, see SyncFavoritesBetweenIEAndMicrosoftEdge browser policy.
Allow clear browsing data on exit: Requires Windows 10, version 1703 or later. For more information, see ClearBrowsingDataOnExit browser policy.
Allow Do Not Track headers: For more information, see AllowDoNotTrack browser policy.
Allow autofill: For more information, see AllowAutofill browser policy.
Allow cookies: For more information, see AllowCookies browser policy.
Allow pop-up blocker: For more information, see AllowPopups browser policy.
Allow search suggestions in address bar: For more information, see AllowSearchSuggestionsinAddressBar browser policy.
Allow send intranet traffic to Internet Explorer: For more information, see SendIntranetTraffictoInternetExplorer browser policy.
Allow password manager: For more information, see AllowPasswordManager browser policy.
Allow Developer Tools: For more information, see AllowDeveloperTools browser policy.
Allow extensions: For more information, see AllowExtensions browser policy.
For more information on using group policy to configure these and other settings, see Microsoft Edge Legacy group policies.
Configure Windows Defender SmartScreen settings for Microsoft Edge Legacy
This policy adds three settings for Windows Defender SmartScreen. The policy now includes the following additional settings on the SmartScreen Settings page:
Allow SmartScreen: Specifies whether Windows Defender SmartScreen is allowed. For more information, see the AllowSmartScreen browser policy.
Users can override SmartScreen prompt for sites: Specifies whether users can override the Windows Defender SmartScreen Filter warnings about potentially malicious websites. For more information, see the PreventSmartScreenPromptOverride browser policy.
Users can override SmartScreen prompt for files: Specifies whether users can override the Windows Defender SmartScreen Filter warnings about downloading unverified files. For more information, see the PreventSmartScreenPromptOverrideForFiles browser policy.
Create the browser profile
In the Configuration Manager console, go to the Assets and Compliance workspace. Expand Compliance Settings and select the Microsoft Edge Browser Profiles node. In the ribbon, select Create Microsoft Edge profile.
Specify a Name for the policy, optionally enter a Description, and select Next.
On the General Settings page, change the value to Configured for the settings to include in this policy. To continue the wizard, make sure to configure the setting to Set Edge Browser as default.
Configure settings on the SmartScreen Settings page.
On the Supported Platforms page, select the OS versions and architectures to which this policy applies.
Complete the wizard.
Deploy the policy
Select your policy, and in the ribbon select Deploy.
Browse to select the user or device collection to which to deploy the policy.
Select additional options as necessary:
Generate alerts when the policy isn't compliant.
Set the schedule by which the client evaluates the device's compliance with this policy.
Select OK to create the deployment.
Like any compliance settings policy, the client remediates the settings on the schedule you specify. Monitor and report on device compliance in the Configuration Manager console.
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