We've signed you in prompt - Citrix Environment without the use of roaming profiles.

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We are running a large Citrix environment and we need to bypass user interaction with our MS Edge Chromium published application. Currently the prompt below comes up every time a user launches the published application. We need a GPO to bypass this prompt and Auto-sync the user account. 


We are experiencing profile bloat when using user data dir to save to roaming profiles, and would like to sync their data using the browser, but we cannot have user interaction every time they launch the published app. 



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@cafardijm at the moment there is NO gpo to enabled the sync (force it without user intervention).

There is a GPO to disable it. There is also a GPO to bypass the first run experience, but no auto logon if you do not enforce that (and end up with a Edge profile that the user cannot remove).

You speak about profile bloat, where? Everything that Edge does goes into AppData\Local, which is a problem to because that is a problem too, since some of the stuff is nice to roam.

AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge can grow pretty large, up to a Gig, why do you want that kept on a Citrix server?

We have a case open with MS regarding how to reconnect to the AAD account when there is no roaming profile on a system, and we have figured out a solution.

Would you like to have this solution?


reg, Henno

I would like to have that solution as we are in the same boat in our citrix 7.15 environment




I support this request. We don't sign in the users at the moment. But for a possible future use this option is mandatory in an well managed citrix environment.


We use VMware UEM / DEM for roaming support, but you can use regular roaming profiles aswell after modifying the standard exclusion of AppData\Local and letting parts roam.

What we roam is loosely based on:



HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\TokenBroker
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Security and Maintenance
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\HostActivityManager
HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\

<LocalAppData>\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Sync Data\

<LocalAppData>\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\*.*
<LocalAppData>\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\*.*


Important for us was that we could roam the AAD state of the user, so that it is authenticated to AAD after starting Edge again.



regards, Henno

Is there any an update regarding how to get rid of this windows on first launch ?



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  • Disable synchronization of data using Microsoft sync services: Enabled


Is there any way to get rid of the notification without disabling  Microsoft sync services ?

Same here, we also want to bypass this message.

For now we disabled the sync feature as it is also not working on server 2012R2. 

Additionally, when we disable the fist run, Edge does not logon automaticly. We get a message stating that the accounts neds to be verified before login.

@DennisKn this is because you throw to much away of the local AppData. Lot of the data from the last session is stored in the files "First Run" and "Local State". 

You should retain some of those files.