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Edge Services edgeupdate and edgeupdatem

There are 2 services for Edge: edgeupdate and edgeupdatem. What is the purpose of having both these services?

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Hi @StanKasper-4297 ,

There are 2 services for Edge: edgeupdate and edgeupdatem. What is the purpose of having both these services?

In my opinion, Microsoft Edge is updated in the same way as Google Chrome.

The edgeupdate is link to %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate\MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe" /svc.
The edgeupdatem is link to %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate\MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe" /medsvc.

It is designed in a client-server model, in order to operate smoothly on multiple-user machines. The server handles app state management, downloading, and launching installers/patchers, and it's expected that there may be more than one client giving it commands at a time.

For convenience, the two modes are stored in the same executable. The scheduled tasks launch the client side of Update; as it's starting up, the client asks Windows to launch the server as a COM object, and Windows will launches the service to provide the COM server.

These two services are running as LocalSystem in their own process of MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe. They don't share their process with other services.

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Xudong Peng


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