Thursday, 22 March 2018

Install and use Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows Server 2016

When trying to download Google Chrome on Windows Server 2016 today I got the following message

Microsoft Edge is the faster, safer browser on Windows 10 and it is already installed on your PC.



Which I'm not sure how Microsoft is allowed to guzzump my search by demanding I use their product especially as they've mis-recognised their own operating system.

To be clear you cannot use Microsoft Edge on Windows Server 2016.

If you need to know the reason see the requirements for Edge.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/deploy/hardware-and-software-requirements

The Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) versions of Windows, including Windows Server 2016, don't include Microsoft Edge or many other Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. These apps and their services are frequently updated with new functionality, and can't be supported on systems running the LTSB operating systems. For customers who require the LTSB for specialized devices, we recommend using Internet Explorer 11.


This is quite annoying, more so if you run an RDP Session Host or Citrix Farm.

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