Administrative templates, as the name implies, are templates that contain group policy objects (GPO) that allows you to change system settings more granularly using the Local Group Policy Editor. Although most of the group policy objects are already availble on Windows 10, for the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge, you have to download and install the templates manually.  In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to download and install the policy templates to manage the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge with the Local Group Policy Editor on Windows 10.

Install Group Policy templates for Microsoft Edge

To install the policy templates to manage Microsoft Edge via the Local Group Policy Editor, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the new policies to control Microsoft Edge will be available in the Local Group Policy Editor inside the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates and User Configuration > Administrative Templates paths. And you can manage many aspects of the browser, including IE mode, rollback to a previous version, manage update settings, and control access to a lot of features. Microsoft Edge download policies Microsoft Edge extract policy templates Windows 10 zip extract Paste msedge.admx in PolicyDefintions folder In the above command, make sure to change en-US for the folder that matches your language. Paste language policy files Usually, you’ll see three different sections after installing the templates, including Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge – Default Settings, and Microsoft Edge Update. The Microsoft Edge folder includes the mandatory policies that users cannot modify. The Microsoft Edge – Default Settings folder houses the recommended settings you can set as default, and the user can change to something different. And the Microsoft Edge Update folder has all the settings to manage updates for the browser, including the ability to disable update completely. After making a policy change, you can confirm the policy by browsing to the edge://policy page to see all the policies that have been applied to the browser.  We’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, but you can refer these steps for all supported versions of Windows. Also, these instructions are meant to add administrative templates on an individual computer, but if you’re using Active Directory and you need configure a fleet of devices, perhaps adding the templates through Active Directory is a more efficient approach. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.