Is there a Registry tweak, Group Policy or script that will remove the Microsoft Edge icon

Is there a Registry tweak, Group Policy or script that will remove the Microsoft Edge icon off the desktop in Windows 10 (Build 1803)?
COW ITInformation SpecialistAsked:
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MacroShadowCommented:
Why not just delete it?
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Andrew LeniartEE Senior Editor & Independent IT ConsultantCommented:
Hi,
Is there a Registry tweak, Group Policy or script that will remove the Microsoft Edge icon off the desktop in Windows 10 (Build 1803)?
I can't see anything in Group Policy either, but I did find a registry tweak on Reddit that reportedly works.

cmd /c reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ /v "DisableEdgeDesktopShortcutCreation" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

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I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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COW ITInformation SpecialistAuthor Commented:
I've already tried this registry tweak and for reason it does not work
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CoralonCommented:
This article looks like it should fit the bill.. http://rolfsnotepad.blogspot.com/2016/06/unpin-edge-and-pin-internet-explorer.html

Once again MS has made one of their own things incredibly hard to remove, and certainly not in any kind of supported fashion.  

Coralon
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COW ITInformation SpecialistAuthor Commented:
I ended up using the script below to remove the Edge icon from all the desktops.

@echo off
for /F "delims=" %%i in ('dir /b "%PUBLIC%\.."') do del /Q /F "%systemdrive%\Users\%%i\Desktop\Microsoft Edge.lnk"
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Andrew LeniartEE Senior Editor & Independent IT ConsultantCommented:
The registry tweak that I found didn't work?

Edit:

I've already tried this registry tweak and for reason it does not work

Apologies. I missed that comment. Please disregard this post ;-)
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