Microsoft Edge Legacy to Microsoft Edge policy mapping

This article maps the Microsoft Edge Legacy (version 45 and earlier) Group Policies (GP) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) settings to the relevant Microsoft Edge version 80 policies. For Google Chrome policies see the Google Chrome to Microsoft Edge policy mapping article.

Note

The mapping provided below is meant to help with your initial deployment of Microsoft Edge version 80. For a definitive list of the latest policies see:

Microsoft Edge Legacy to Microsoft Edge policy map

Microsoft Edge Legacy GP Microsoft Edge Legacy MDM Microsoft Edge policy
and GP name
Allow a shared books folder UseSharedFolderForBooks Not applicable
Allow Address bar drop-down list suggestions AllowAddressBarDropdown SearchSuggestEnabled
Enable search suggestions
Allow Adobe Flash AllowFlash DefaultPluginsSetting
Default Adobe Flash setting
Allow clearing browsing data on exit ClearBrowsingDataOnExit ClearBrowsingDataOnExit
Clear browsing data when Microsoft Edge closes
Allow configuration updates for the Books Library AllowConfigurationUpdateForBooksLibrary Not applicable
Allow Cortana AllowCortana Not applicable
Allow Developer Tools AllowDeveloperTools DeveloperToolsAvailability
Control where developer tools can be used
Allow extended telemetry for the Books tab EnableExtendedBooksTelemetry Not applicable
Allow Extensions AllowExtensions ExtensionInstallBlockList
Control which extensions cannot be installed

To block all extensions use "*"
Allow fullscreen mode AllowFullscreen FullscreenAllowed
Allow full screen mode
Allow Microsoft Compatibility List AllowMicrosoftCompatibilityList Not applicable
Allow Microsoft Edge to pre-launch at Windows startup, when the system is idle, and each time Microsoft Edge is closed AllowPrelaunch Not applicable
Allow Microsoft Edge to start and load the Start and New Tab page at Windows startup and each time Microsoft Edge is closed AllowTabPreloading BackgroundModeEnabled
Continue running background apps after Microsoft Edge closes
Allow printing AllowPrinting PrintingEnabled
Enable printing
Allow Saving History AllowSavingHistory SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled
Disable saving browser history
Allow search engine customization AllowSearchEngineCustomization See default search provider policies
Allow sideloading of Extensions AllowSideloadingExtensions ExtensionInstallBlocklist
Control which extensions cannot be installed
or DeveloperToolsAvailability
Control where developer tools can be used
Allow web content on New Tab page AllowWebContentOnNewTabPage NewTabPageLocation
Configure the new tab page URL
Always show the Books Library in Microsoft Edge AlwaysEnableBooksLibrary Not applicable
Configure additional search engines ConfigureAdditionalSearchEngines See default search provider policies
Configure Autofill AllowAutofill AutofillAddressEnabled
Enable AutoFill for addresses
Configure cookies AllowCookies DefaultCookiesSetting
Configure cookies
Configure Do Not Track AllowDoNotTrack ConfigureDoNotTrack
Configure Do Not Track
Configure Favorites Bar ConfigureFavoritesBar FavoritesBarEnabled
Enable favorites bar
Configure Home Button ConfigureHomeButton HomepageIsNewTabPage
Set the new tab page as the home page
Configure Kiosk mode ConfigureKioskMode Not applicable
Configure kiosk reset after idle timeout ConfigureKioskResetAfterIdleTimeout Not applicable
Configure Open Microsoft Edge With ConfigureOpenEdgeWith RestoreOnStartup
Action to take on startup
Configure Password Manager AllowPasswordManager PasswordManagerEnabled
Enable saving passwords to the password manager
Configure Pop-up Blocker AllowPopups DefaultPopupsSetting
Default pop-up window setting
Configure search suggestions in Address bar AllowSearchSuggestionsinAddressBar See default search provider policies
Configure Start pages HomePages RestoreOnStartupURLs
Sites to open when the browser starts
Configure the Adobe Flash Click-to-Run setting AllowFlashClickToRun DefaultPluginsSetting
Default Adobe Flash setting
Configure the Enterprise Mode Site List EnterpriseModeSiteList InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList
Configure the Enterprise Mode Site List
Configure Windows Defender SmartScreen AllowSmartScreen SmartScreenEnabled
Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreen
Disable lockdown of Start pages DisableLockdownOfStartPages RestoreOnStartupURLs
Sites to open when the browser starts (Recommended version)
Do not sync AllowSyncMySettings SyncDisabled
Disable synchronization of data using Microsoft sync services
Do not sync browser settings DoNotSyncBrowserSettings Not applicable
Keep favorites in sync between Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge SyncFavoritesBetweenIEAndMicrosoftEdge Not applicable
Prevent access to the about:flags page PreventAccessToAboutFlagsInMicrosoftEdge URLBlocklist
Block access to a list of URLs

Set to “edge://flags”. We don’t recommend using this policy to block edge://* pages as it may have unexpected consequences.
Prevent bypassing Windows Defender SmartScreen prompts for files PreventSmartScreenPromptOverrideForFiles PreventSmartScreenPromptOverrideForFiles
Prevent bypassing of Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings about downloads
Prevent bypassing Windows Defender SmartScreen prompts for sites PreventSmartscreenPromptOverride PreventSmartScreenPromptOverride
Prevent bypassing Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prompts for sites
Prevent certificate error overrides PreventCertErrorOverrides SSLErrorOverrideAllowed
Allow users to proceed from the HTTPS warning page
Prevent changes to Favorites on Microsoft Edge LockdownFavorites EditFavoritesEnabled
Allows users to edit favorites
Prevent Microsoft Edge from gathering Live Tile information when pinning a site to Start PreventLiveTileDataCollection Not applicable
Prevent the First Run webpage from opening on Microsoft Edge PreventFirstRunPage HideFirstRunExperience
Hide the First-run experience and splash screen
Prevent turning off required extensions PreventTurningOffRequiredExtensions ExtensionInstallForcelist
Control which extensions are installed silently
Prevent users from turning on browser syncing PreventUsersFromTurningOnBrowserSyncing Not applicable
Prevent using Localhost IP address for WebRTC PreventUsingLocalHostIPAddressForWebRTC WebRtcLocalhostIpHandling
Restrict exposure of local IP address by WebRTC
Provision Favorites ProvisionFavorites ManagedFavorites
Configure favorites
Send all intranet sites to Internet Explorer 11 SendIntranetTraffictoInternetExplorer SendIntranetToInternetExplorer
Send all intranet sites to Internet Explorer
Set default search engine SetDefaultSearchEngine See default search provider policies
Set Home button URL SetHomeButtonURL HomepageLocation
Configure the home page URL
Set New Tab page URL SetNewTabPageURL NewTabPageLocation
Configure the new tab page URL
Show message when opening sites in Internet Explorer ShowMessageWhenOpeningSitesInInternetExplorer Not applicable
Unlock home button UnlockHomeButton ShowHomeButton
Show Home button on toolbar (Recommended version)

See also