How to Get Microsoft Edge ADMX Group Policy Templates

You can use group policy objects (GPO) to configure policy settings for Microsoft Edge on all versions of Windows. To configure Microsoft Edge with group policy objects, you install administrative templates that add rules and settings for Microsoft Edge to the Policy Definition template folder on individual computers.

Get Edge (Chromium) ADMX Group Policy Templates

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) group policy template files are msedge.admx and msedgeupdate.admxmsedge.admx is to configure Microsoft Edge settings, and msedgeupdate.admx is to manage Microsoft Edge updates.

  1. Visit the Edge (Chromium) ADMX download page at the Microsoft site.
  2. Select the appropriate browser version, build, and bitness from the dropdown boxes in that link.
  3. Then, click on the “GET POLICY FILES” link. It downloads MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates.cab.
  4. Double-click the cab file and copy MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates.zip file to a folder.
  5. Extract the contents of MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates.zip to a folder — e.g., D:\.
  6. Open the folder “D:\MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates\windows\admx
  7. Copy the files “msedge.admx” and “msedgeupdate.admx” to the following folder – (for en-US users)
    C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-us\
  8. Open the subfolder “D:\MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates\windows\admx\en-US
  9. Copy the files “msedge.adml” and “msedgeupdate.adml” to the following folder:
    C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-us\
  10. Launch the Group Policy Editor.

The above instructions are for a standalone Windows (Professional and higher) computer. On Windows Servers, to add the Microsoft Edge administrative template to Active Directory, see the document Configure Microsoft Edge for Windows from Microsoft.



After adding the ADMX and ADML files to the respective folders, you’ll see these branches under Computer ConfigurationAdministrative Templates:

  1. Microsoft Edge – This branch is where you need to configure the mandatory policies for the browser. Users can’t override the settings. For example, you can configure Edge to block extensions or add-ons.
    edge extensions - group policy editor - admx - chromium
  2. Microsoft Edge – Default settings (users can override) -This branch is where you can configure your preferred default settings. Users can override the default settings.
  3. Microsoft Edge Update – This branch has policy settings to configure how Microsoft Edge installs the updates.

For the list of policies included in MSEdge.admx, check out the two HTML files msedgepolicylist.html and msedgeupdatepolicylist.html in the “D:\MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates\html\en-US\” folder. For the entire list of Edge policies, check out Microsoft Edge Browser Policy Documentation.


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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

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