Windows 10: Set Edge as Default Browser through GPO

Discus and support Set Edge as Default Browser through GPO in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi All, I am trying to set the default browser to Edge for all computers in my company's domain via a GPO. We are fully a Windows 10 shop, and I have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by robgtaasc, Jan 14, 2021 at 12:02 PM.

  1. robgtaasc Win User

    Set Edge as Default Browser through GPO


    Hi All,


    I am trying to set the default browser to Edge for all computers in my company's domain via a GPO. We are fully a Windows 10 shop, and I have followed Microsoft's instructions on how to do this for Windows 10, but the default browser is not being changed to Edge. The default app association XML file is saved in a network share that is accessible to all domain users and is coded as follows:


    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <DefaultAssociations>

    <Association ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" Identifier=".html"/>

    <Association ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" Identifier=".htm"/>

    <Association ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" Identifier="http"/>

    <Association ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" Identifier="https"/>

    </DefaultAssociations>


    Running gpresult /h shows that the GPO is "Applied", so it doesn't seem like it's being denied to failing. It's just not changing the default app association.


    Any advice/thoughts?


    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     

  2. Unable to set default browser

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. I understand the inconvenience you are facing. I will certainly help you with this.

    The information which you have provided is not enough for us to determine the issue. Please provide us more information.

    • Does this issue happens while you try to set other browser as default too or is it specific to specific browser?


    To set Internet Explorer/Edge as a default browser, I suggest you to follow the below given steps:



    • Press Windows key and type Default Program in search and hit enter.
    • Select "Set your default programs"
    • Click on “Internet Explorer" or “Edge”.
    • Select "Set this program as default” and Click OK.


    Please post back with the results and the information asked, we will be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Parth P Patel, Jan 14, 2021 at 12:07 PM
    #2
  3. Default browser settings

    Hi Jodi,

    Incorrect browser settings is one of the possible reason why you're getting a pop up message it is not set. Kindly follow these steps to set Firefox as your default browser:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Select System.
    • Click Default apps.
    • Scroll down and look for Web browser. In this case, the icon will say either Microsoft Edge or Choose your default browser.
    • Choose an app screen, select Firefox to set it as the default browser.
    • Close the windows to save your changes.
    • Then restart your PC.

    We would appreciate an update about how it went.
     
  4. Set Edge as Default Browser through GPO

    Unable to set default browser

    • Does this issue happens while you try to set other browser as default too or is it specific to specific browser?

    Any browser.

    Already did the steps you suggested. It's some kind of bug where it's impossible to set a default browser at all.

    I heard elsewhere from one other user
    that it seems to be a problem with upgrading to 10 on the SP3. Sounds very specifc.
     
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