Microsoft Edge WebView2 - Policies

The latest version of Microsoft Edge WebView2 includes the following policies. You can use these policies to configure how Microsoft Edge WebView2 runs in your organization.

For information about an additional set of policies used to control how and when Microsoft Edge WebView2 is updated, check out Microsoft Edge update policy reference.

Note

This article applies to Microsoft Edge version 87 or later.

Available policies

These tables list all of the group policies available in this release of Microsoft Edge WebView2. Use the links in the table to get more details about specific policies.

Loader Override Settings

Loader Override Settings

Policy Name Caption
BrowserExecutableFolder Configure the location of the browser executable folder
ReleaseChannelPreference Set the release channel search order preference

Loader Override Settings policies

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BrowserExecutableFolder

Configure the location of the browser executable folder

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 87 or later

Description

This policy configures WebView2 applications to use the WebView2 Runtime in the specified path. The folder should contain the following files: msedgewebview2.exe, msedge.dll, and so on.

To set the value for the folder path, provide a Value name and Value pair. Set value name to the Application User Model ID or the executable file name. You can use the "*" wildcard as value name to apply to all applications.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

  • List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: BrowserExecutableFolder
  • GP name: Configure the location of the browser executable folder
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge WebView2/Loader Override Settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdgeWebView2.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebView2\BrowserExecutableFolder
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: list of REG_SZ
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebView2\BrowserExecutableFolder = "Name: *, Value: C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime Redistributable 85.0.541.0 x64"

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ReleaseChannelPreference

Set the release channel search order preference

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 87 or later

Description

The default channel search order is WebView2 Runtime, Beta, Dev, and Canary.

To reverse the default search order, set this policy to 1.

To set the value for the release channel preference, provide a Value name and Value pair. Set value name to the Application User Model ID or the executable file name. You can use the "*" wildcard as value name to apply to all applications.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

  • List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ReleaseChannelPreference
  • GP name: Set the release channel search order preference
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge WebView2/Loader Override Settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdgeWebView2.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebView2\ReleaseChannelPreference
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: list of REG_SZ
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebView2\ReleaseChannelPreference = "Name: *, Value: 1"

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