Get ADMX Templates for Microsoft Edge

In this article, you’ll learn about the ADMX templates for Microsoft Edge browser. To configure Microsoft Edge with GPO, you must install administrative templates. The ADMX templates add rules and settings for Microsoft Edge to the Policy Definition template folder on individual computers.

To configure ADMX templates for Microsoft Edge, you need Microsoft Edge browser on the client computers. Once you have Microsoft Edge deployed, you can download the ADMX templates for Edge and configure them.

After you deploy Microsoft Edge to the computers, you might also look to apply or set certain policies such as set a default home page etc. To configure Microsoft Edge with group policy objects, you must install administrative templates (ADMX Templates).

Read: How to deploy Edge updates using Configuration Manager

These templates add rules and settings for Microsoft Edge to the group policy Central Store in your Active Directory domain. You can then configure the specific policies you want to set.

There are two administrative templates available for Microsoft Edge:

  • msedge.admx to configure Microsoft Edge settings
  • msedgeupdate.admx to manage Microsoft Edge updates

Both these templates can be applied with tools such as Local Group Policy Editor for application on an individual computer or the Group Policy Management Console for Microsoft Windows domain networks.

Read: How to block Edge Extensions using Intune

Download ADMX Templates for Microsoft Edge

This section details the steps to download and install the Microsoft Edge administrative templates. You can download ADMX Templates for Microsoft Edge browser from Microsoft download site. On the Edge for business download page, select the channel/build, platform and click GET POLICY FILES.

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Download Microsoft Edge ADMX Templates

On the Download Microsoft Edge Policy file window, click Accept and Download.

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Download ADMX Templates for Microsoft Edge Browser

This downloads the MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates.cab file. The MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates.cab contains the policy templates for Microsoft Edge browser.

If you extract the cab file, you get MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates.zip file. Extracting the MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates.zip file, you get the templates for Microsoft Edge.

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Add the Edge ADMX Templates to Active Directory

This section details the steps to add the Edge ADMX templates to Active Directory.

After you extract the templates, open MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates\windows\admx. Copy msedgeupdate.admx and msedge.admx files to “%systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions“.

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Add the Edge ADMX Templates to Active Directory

You might see a destination folder access denied box. Select Do this for all current items and click Continue.

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Once you copy the ADMX file, you have to copy their related ADML files too. Go back to the MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates\windows\admx\en-US folder path.

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Add the Edge ADMX Templates to Active Directory

Copy both ADML files to “%systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions\en-US“.

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Add the Edge ADMX Templates to Active Directory

Create a GPO

Open Group Policy Management console. Right-click your domain and click Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here.

Create GPO to deploy Microsoft Edge ADMX Templates

You can specify the name as “MS Edge policies” or something meaningful and click Edit.

Create GPO to deploy Microsoft Edge ADMX Templates

In the group policy management editor, navigate to Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates.

You have the following policies to customize your Microsoft Edge browser.

  • Microsoft Edge – Configure the mandatory policies for your Edge browser.
  • Microsoft Edge – Default Settings (users can override) – Configure preferred default settings for Microsoft Edge.
  • MS Edge Update – Contains the policy settings to configure how Microsoft Edge installs the updates.

You can go through the policies, enable the desired ones and deploy the GPO to your computers.

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Edge ADMX Templates FAQ’s

Listed below are some FAQs related to ADMX templates for Microsoft Edge.

What are ADMX Templates for Microsoft Edge?

The ADMX templates add rules and settings for Microsoft Edge to the Policy Definition template folder on individual computers.

Types of administrative templates for Microsoft Edge?

msedge.admx to configure Microsoft Edge settings and msedgeupdate.admx to manage Microsoft Edge updates.

8 thoughts on “Get ADMX Templates for Microsoft Edge”

  1. I like firefox MUCH better than IE but on certain occasions i would have a ff winfdow open and it shows the window error thing. i go back and it was firefox is already running or something s i cant use it….

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  2. Hello Prajwal,
    Can we have group policy settings reference spreadsheet for Edge Chromium ?
    As we can download the group policy settings reference spreadsheet for Win10.

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    • I would also like to know this. I came here after downloading and installing the ADMX/L files on my DC, matched versions etc, but none of my GPOs actually work, yet Edge states it is “managed by my organization.” My biggest quandary is applying favorites, where in IE our organization has several sites, the ADMX settings have a similar input as the original Edge (an .htm file exported) GPO options, but asks for a list in its example, far beyond what can be input in the field. Best I can figure is despite the Edge ver match, there must be a Chromium difference somewhere. On top of that, homepage, new tab page, startup experience etc don’t work.

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  3. I have followed your instructions, but I do not see the 3 entries for Edge under Administrative Templates. Should these show up right away?

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    • After some research I found the issue. Probably was me not being as knowledgeable as I should be about GPO’s and adding in new definitions.

      If you are running a Domain and want to add to your Domain GPO list place the files in the appropriate directories located at this location;

      \\{domain}\sysvol\{domain}\Policies\PolicyDefinitions

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