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Chromium Microsoft Edge Group Policy

Can someone please help how to configure in details the Group Policy in AD for the new Chromium Microsoft Edge Browser Group Policy for two(2) Forest Domains?

It seems that the existing GPO templates are still in the old MS Edge browser, thanks.
* ChromiumWindows Server 2016* grouppolicyActive Directory* Microsoft Edge

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks will take a look at it
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Step 1: Add the Chrome Browser policy template

You can currently use Group Policy to control over 200 policies in a chrome.admx file. When you load the file, each policy is active with a default setting (Not Configured) that can be modified at any time.
To add the policy template:
  1. Open the downloaded Chrome Browser bundle and go to Configura admx.
  2.   Copy the google.admx and chrome.admx files to your Policy Definition template folder. (Example: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions)
  3.   In the admx folder, open the appropriate language folder. For example, if you’re in the U.S., open the en-US folder.
  4.   Copy the google.adml and chrome.adml files to the matching language folder in your Policy Definition folder. (Example: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US)
  5.   Open Group Policy to confirm the files loaded correctly. If an error occurs, it’s usually because the files are in an incorrect location. Check the locations and confirm again.



Step 2: Set policies

In Group Policy, you can set policies to control Chrome Browser on managed computers. To determine the default settings for a particular policy, open it in Group Policy.
  1. Open Group Policy and go to Administrative Templates and then Google and then Google Chrome.
        Note: Not all policies are in the root Google Chrome folder. Be sure to look in the subfolders.
  2.   Find and open the policy you want to configure.
  3.   Choose an option:    
    • Enable—Allows you to change the policy from the default setting.
    • Disable—Prevents the policy from affecting Chrome Browser.
    • Not Configured—Resets the policy to its default.
Gibo

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Not Chrome, the new version of Microsoft Edge Browser i.e. Chromium MS EDGE
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Add the administrative template to Active Directory

  1. On a domain controller or workstation with RSAT, browse to the PolicyDefinition folder (also known as the Central Store) on any domain controller for your domain. For older versions of Windows Server, you may need to create the PolicyDefinition folder.
  2. Open MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates and go to windows > admx.
  3. Copy the msedge.admx file to the PolicyDefinition folder. (Example: %systemroot%\sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions)
  4. In the admx folder, open the appropriate language folder. For example, if you’re in the U.S., open the en-US folder.
  5. Copy the msedge.adml file to the matching language folder in the PolicyDefinition folder. Create the folder if it does not already exist. (Example: %systemroot%\sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions\EN-US)
  6. If your domain has more than one domain controller, the new ADMX files will be replicated to them at the next domain replication interval.
  7. To confirm the files loaded correctly, open the Group Policy Management Editor from Windows Administrative Tools and expand Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge. You should see one or more Microsoft Edge nodes as shown below.
    Microsoft Edge policies

Add the administrative template to an individual computer

  1. On the target computer, open MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates and go to windows > admx.
  2. Copy the msedge.admx file to your Policy Definition template folder. (Example: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions)
  3. In the admx folder, open the appropriate language folder. For example, if you’re in the U.S., open the en-US folder.
  4. Copy the msedge.adml file to the matching language folder in your Policy Definition folder. (Example: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US)
  5. To confirm the files loaded correctly either open Local Group Policy Editor directly (Windows key + R and enter gpedit.msc) or open MMC and load the Local Group Policy Editor snap-in. If an error occurs, it’s usually because the files are in an incorrect location.
Set mandatory or recommended policies
You can set mandatory or recommended policies to configure Microsoft Edge with the Group Policy Editor for both Active Directory and individual computers. You can scope policy settings to either the Computer Configuration or User Configuration by selecting the appropriate node as described below.
  • To configure a mandatory policy, open the Group Policy Editor and go to (Computer Configuration or User Configuration) > Policies > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge.
  • To configure a recommended policy, open the Group Policy Editor and go to (Computer Configuration or User Configuration) > Policies > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge – Default Settings (users can override).
    Open the Group Policy Editor
Gibo

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Can you please provide the link to download or copy the Chromium Microsoft Edge Browser template in the Windows Domain Conrtoller? Thanks.
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Microsoft recently released a preliminary version of local group policies to support in the new Microsoft Edge based on the Chromium project. These administrative templates set that will allow administrators to manage certain browser features in a production environment.
You can download a preview of ADMX files for Chromium-based Edge.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download


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Gibo

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Noted, preliminary means like in a “Beta” version?
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Yes!

Gibo

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I hope you don’t mind, do you have an information about the timeline like when the official or final version will come out from Microsoft?
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Feature updates for Windows 10 are released twice a year, around March and September, via the Semi-Annual Channel. They will be serviced with monthly quality updates for 18 or 30 months from the date of the release, depending on the lifecycle policy.
We recommend that you begin deployment of each Semi-Annual Channel release immediately as a targeted deployment to devices selected for early adoption and ramp up to full deployment at your discretion. This will enable you to gain access to new features, experiences, and integrated security as soon as possible.




For information about servicing timelines.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet
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I would keep this thread open for a little while. The author is active on EE and usually closes his questions. I would give him time to respond and mark the best answer.