Feb 01 2020 02:24 AM
Feb 01 2020 02:24 AM
One of the most frequent Enterprise asks around the new First Run Experience has been for a way to hide the new First Run Experience.
It could be that you do not want your users to change these configurations which you are already managing via other policies. Or perhaps you want your users to get immediately productive without fiddling with any configurations.
Whatever the reason, we’ve got you covered!
We have been working hard on your feedback, and starting with Microsoft Edge 80 (Stable) you can now use the new browser policy HideFirstRunExperience to do just that!
This new policy is a frictionless way for the users of your managed devices to go directly to the browser startup page without seeing any configuration or welcome message at first run. When this policy is enabled, all the configurations which are currently shown in the first run experience will be set to sane defaults.
You can still manage all the various core configurations currently shown in the first run experience, using existing browser policies which can work in combination with the HideFirstRunExperience policy. Some of these are:
If you disable or don't configure this policy, the First-run experience and the Welcome screen will be shown.
Feb 12 2020 09:38 AM
@MSAlf Are your machines Domain-Joined?
If not, read my blog-post to solve this:
Feb 12 2020 12:00 PM
@beeryurt I don't know what "change" you are talking about, and I have no idea what "1/23" means, but you find the most actual ADMX-Templates here. Regarding Homepage etc... there was no change since v77 to v80:
Feb 12 2020 01:15 PM
@beeryurt Just goto https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download and download them. Then you have the new admx with the option to disable the FirstRunExperience. ;)
Feb 12 2020 04:12 PM
I had just downloaded the admx templates last week and that was the date on the files, I grabbed the new ones today and see those have the hidefirstrun in them
Feb 12 2020 10:56 PM
Hi and thanks!
Thought it might be something related to domain-joined story. Computer I tried new Edge on is not domain-joined. I’ll give a try, thanks.
More thanks, Alar.
Feb 12 2020 11:39 PM
Yes, it (all problems I described here) do work now as expected.
More thanks to all, Alar.
Feb 24 2020 11:21 AM
@rishavsharan I'm running stable build 80 and when I do the HideFirstRun it doesn't apply any of the other settings. So there isn't any SSO, no sync, first tab experience isn't O365 because the user isn't signed in. If I allow the First Run to happen all of the above happens. My test machine is using Conditional MFA with trusted IP, Seamless SSO and is Hybrid Azure Joined. Anyone else having issues with SSO and Edge when hiding the first run?
Feb 26 2020 02:21 AM
Hey. Just tested the newest V81 Beta (81.0.416.16). and its still not fixed in there
Does it mean i will not have a solution in V81?
Feb 26 2020 03:03 AM
@Joachim_T it IS fixed since version 80 (Stable), 100% sure. Make sure you got the right ADMX versions.
Feb 26 2020 04:02 AM
Feb 26 2020 01:54 PM
@rishavsharan Good first attempt, but the enterprise experience still needs to be better. There are a number of items still being missed in terms of enterprise manageability. Will there be an Edge Enterprise AMA, or TAP group at some point?
Feb 26 2020 10:47 PM
Feb 27 2020 01:15 AM
Feb 27 2020 03:15 AM
Here how it looks like on first run with new profile:
and as you can see policy is at work:
So Import always need manual work. I have to click on the link in Favoritebar.
Mar 01 2020 05:19 PM
Thanks for the great feedback so far. We have have a TAP-style program run out of the Windows Customer Connection Program (WCCP). Please have your TAM or ATS nominate you for the program. If they don't know who to do that, they can reach out to me. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Jan 21 2021 06:48 AM
@rishavsharan Is there a way to launch Edge from the command prompt or run command with a switch/argument to disable initialization if one does not have administrative access to make these adjustments with GPO?