On your Microsoft Windows Operating System, specifically Windows 10 and 11, personalization is a key feature that allows you to tailor your browsing experience to your unique needs. One of the ways to achieve this tailored experience is by configuring Microsoft Edge using its group policy templates. Unlike many built-in features and settings, Microsoft Edge doesn’t come pre-equipped with Edge group policy templates. This means that for those who wish to tap into this customization level, there’s a need to download and install these settings separately. This risewindows article will serve as your guide, detailing the steps on how you can download and install the Microsoft Edge policy templates on Windows 11 and 10.
How to Install Group Policy Templates for Microsoft Edge Windows 11 or 10?
Use the following steps to install Group Policy templates for Microsoft Edge on Windows 11 or 10:-
Step 1: First, go to the Microsoft Edge webpage.
Step 2: Find whether your system uses a 64-bit or 32-bit Operating System and then download the Edge policy file according to it.
Step 3: Once you do that, you need to Extract the downloaded Zip file into a folder.
Step 4: Then navigate to “windows > admx” inside the extracted folder.
Step 5: Here, select msedge.admx and msedgeupdate.admx files and copy them.
Step 6: Navigate to the following path and paste the copied contents:-
Step 7: Click on the Continue button if a prompt window appears and asks for permission.
Step 8: Inside the extracted folder, go to the “windows > admx” folder. Once you do that, move to the language folder that your computer uses. Suppose your system uses en-GB and en-US. In this case, you will have to copy and paste specific files from the downloaded policy templates folder to the PolicyDefinitions > en-GB and PolicyDefinitions > en-US.
Step 9: Now, you will find msedge.adml and msedgeupdate.adml files in the Edge templates language folder. Paste these files in the corresponding language folder to “C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions.”
Step 10: If a prompt window appears, click on Continue.
After completing all the above steps, you will see new policies to control Microsoft Edge in the Local Group Policy Editor inside the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates and User Configuration > Administrative Templates.
Configuring Microsoft Edge to better suit your needs can be achieved using its group policy templates. Although these templates aren’t included within the default Windows 10 or 11 settings, they can be easily downloaded and installed. By following the 10 steps mentioned in this guide, users can seamlessly integrate these policy templates, offering them a greater degree of control over their Microsoft Edge browsing experience.