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.

Policy settings

This policy currently includes the following settings:


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:

Create the browser profile

  1. 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.

  2. Specify a Name for the policy, optionally enter a Description, and select Next.

  3. 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.

  4. Configure settings on the SmartScreen Settings page.

  5. On the Supported Platforms page, select the OS versions and architectures to which this policy applies.

  6. Complete the wizard.

Deploy the policy

  1. Select your policy, and in the ribbon select Deploy.

  2. Browse to select the user or device collection to which to deploy the policy.

  3. Select additional options as necessary:

    1. Generate alerts when the policy isn't compliant.

    2. Set the schedule by which the client evaluates the device's compliance with this policy.

  4. Select OK to create the deployment.

Next steps

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.