Feb 26 2020 02:15 PM
Feb 26 2020 02:15 PM
In the settings of Microsoft edge there is a page to advertise for the mobile apps. In our company we want to hide this page.
We are a public administration and our employees are not allowed to connnect/sync to online accounts, because of datasafety policies. (Please don't start unessesary discussions about this.) Therefore this page has no effective use for our employees.
Could you please add a gpo to hide/remove this settings page.
(I know the gpo to block URLs. But this is not a nice solution.)
Feb 26 2020 09:06 PM
Yes this page is an absolutly totaly no go in a secured enterprise environment. i support your request. but until yet i didnt look for the V81 GPOs if there isnt already an option for that.
Apr 05 2020 11:32 PM
@Brian Altman will we also get a policy to disable the internal site "edge://settings/devices" ?
Apr 06 2020 03:58 AM
I am not completely sure. but i think in DEV GPO V83 there is a new configuration adressing this issue:
If you set this policy to 'ShareAllowed' (0, the default), users will be able to access the Windows 10 Share experience from the Settings and More Menu in Microsoft Edge to share with other apps on the system.
If you set this policy to 'ShareDisallowed' (1), users won't be able to access the Windows 10 Share experience. If the Share button is on the toolbar, it will also be hidden.
* 0 = Allow using the Share experience
* 1 = Don't allow using the Share experience
Apr 06 2020 07:19 AM
I don't think that the policy you have mentioned disable the "Phone and other devices" site in settings. The policy you have mentioned is for disabling the share feature how it is discribed in the gpo.
The share feature mentioned in the gpo has nothing to do with sync and mobile apps/devices. So this policy does not do what I want.
Apr 06 2020 09:57 PM
Maybe. but i just didnt see a "share feature" yet so i am just guessing. still hope next week there will be a V83 Beta published so i can start testing.
Apr 08 2020 01:38 AM
There is a share feature already in the stable release of Edge (version 80).
I think this feature is meant by the policy.
Here you can find the it:
(Microsoft Edge V83.*)
Apr 08 2020 03:25 AM
yes youre right. i didnt connect the german translated entry with the gpo option share ;)
May 12 2020 07:00 AM
I agree. I would like to hide/disable edge://settings/devices
(And the Share-Option in the "Settings and More Menu", for that matter...)
May 18 2020 10:53 PM - edited May 18 2020 10:53 PM
@htcfreek Did you ever successfully blocked that URL with the GPO "Block access to a list of URLs"? It doesn't work for me. Build: 81.0.416.77
May 20 2020 02:49 PM
Jun 02 2020 07:00 PM - edited Jun 02 2020 07:26 PM
I just checked the "Block access to a list of URLs" GPO description and it explicitly states that:
"Note that blocking internal 'edge://*' URLs isn't recommended - this may lead to unexpected errors"
Did a quick test with the GPO setting; actually it only prevents you from opening the page via typing the URL in the address bar directly; it does not prevent you from accessing it via navigating in the setting menu
Feb 24 2021 01:20 PM
@We are just getting ready to deploy Edge and discovered this problem. Like you we have a large number of Kiosk type computers - with a shared Windows profile. Despite having "Browser sign-in settings" set to disabled, this portion of the Settings allows the user to attempt to sign in to an Azure account. The sign-in ultimately fails, but by the time it fails it has already added the Azure "work or school" account to the Windows profile. We have a GPO policy in place (Security/Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts - Users Can't add or log on with Microsoft accounts) that prevents users from adding Microsoft accounts in Window's Settings interface. The feature added to Edge Settings/Devices circuvents both of these policies. It not only lets the users attempt to sign-in to Edge despite sign-in settings being disabled, it allows a user to associate a Microsoft account with the Windows user despite a policy explicitly blocking that.
Feb 25 2021 02:51 PM - edited Feb 25 2021 02:52 PMSolution
We just had a recent update and starting with version 90.0.796.0+ the page/section in Settings will be completely hidden when either SignIn or Sync are set to disabled via Group Policy. The section won't show up in the navigation page in settings and the URL to get to this page will also not work (the user will just be redirected to the root of the Settings experience). Hopefully this will help address some of the concerns!
Mar 11 2021 11:26 PM