Allow ZENworks Patch Management to manage and update Microsoft Edge

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  • 15-Jul-2021
  • 15-Jul-2021


ZENworks Patch Management 2020
ZENworks Configuration Management 2020


By default Microsoft Edge is a feature of Windows and is therefore not "installed" in the usual way, ZPM does not recognise it as a product.


For ZPM to manage and patch Microsoft Edge, the browser needs to be installed from the MSI.

Download the Edge MSI from:

Edge keeps itself automatically updated.  If the latest version is installed the Edge Updater may need to be disabled to allow a newer MSI to be installed.  Also the automatic updates need to be disabled to allow ZPM to update Edge, rather than the native updater.
It's not recommended to uninstall Edge.

To disable Edge from updating

If the device is part of a Domain

The following registry key can be used:


More details:

If the device is not part of a Domain

- Kill the Edge Update Services from Task Manager (if running)

- Disable the Edge Update Services (edgeupdate & edgeupdatem)
Task Manager > Services > Open Services

- Delete the Edge Update entries from Task Scheduler
Task Scheduler > Task Scheduler Library

- Rename the following file:

These changes will be reverted once Edge is updated.
The steps could be included as a Post-Enforcement Action in an Edge Patch Policy.

Additional Information

For reference, an example registry file for disabling Edge from updating on a non-Domain device:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Disable Edge Update Services

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\MicrosoftEdgeUpdateTaskMachineCore]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\MicrosoftEdgeUpdateTaskMachineUA]

; Delete the Edge Update entries in Task Scheduler




Please confirm and test these registry entries before use as Microsoft may change them.

External URLs are also subject to change.