01-07-2020 10:42 AM
01-07-2020 10:42 AM
I'm working on a project where we are transitioning from Internet Explorer into Microsoft Edge. We've been specifically waiting for the Microsoft Edge Chromium build to be released. Since that time is coming quickly, I've been working on the management of the browser with Intune Administrative Templates. So far, the experience has been great. However, I'm running into a problem.
In our company we have several locations out in the field. Lot's of users all sharing different machines. We enable shared PC mode and delete all user data on the machines after logout. Each time a user logs in they are presented with the First Run experience screen. This is an issue as it prevents the single-sign on from properly working for the first page they brought to - They'll be required to refresh the page. Our hoped experience is that as soon as they open the page it brings them to our SharePoint site, signed in, and ready to go. We're able to achieve this with IE 11.
I've scanned through the administrative templates, and have even tried editing the registry settings following a guide that was for the non-chromium build of Edge, but have had no success.
01-08-2020 08:01 AM
@joshuad I'm in a similar position,
We are looking at rolling out Edge across the University and have many shared devices where we delete the profile. This then means that the users are presented with "first run experience" every time they login.
Not found an answer yet but will share if we do,
01-09-2020 05:05 AM
01-09-2020 05:47 AM - last edited on 01-13-2020 11:00 AM by Eric Starker
If you're running Windows 10 Pro (or Enterprise) on a azure windows virtual desktop, the easiest way to prevent Edge from opening the welcome page every time you launch the web browser for the first time is using the Local Group Policy Editor.
To disable the First Run page for Microsoft Edge, do the following:
Browse the following path:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Edge
On the right side, double-click the Prevent the First Run webpage from opening on Microsoft Edge policy.
Hope this helps.
01-10-2020 08:05 AM
So far we can prevent Edge from running the first run wizard but not get it to sign in (for syncing) as well.
Include these files in "%localAppdata%\Microsoft\Edge Beta\"
User data\First Run
User data\Local State
User data\Default\Preferences *
for this to work with a new user Preferences file needs editing to remove values referencing user/account_id
Down side of this (so far) is that is wont automatically sign in to the work Profile and it wont Import data (as this is a 'on first run' setting)
01-13-2020 03:26 AM
Official Microsoft Website link for Windows Virtual Desktop is this:
Not the one embedded in your comment.
01-13-2020 04:46 AM
@joshuad Looks Like the feature we need is in the pipeline.
Looking at the policies available in Canary build We found:
Having an Educated guess at the Reg keys we have:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
This is not yet in Dev or Beta so I'm assuming its not going to make it in time for the first release but hopefully will make it to v81.
Works on Mac too by the looks of it.