The new Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows. Installing the browser will replace the legacy version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Deploy Microsoft Edge Chromium using the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit.
PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit (PSADT) is a great framework to deploy and manage application deployment. It is free of charge. Additionally, it is downloadable from https://psappdeploytoolkit.com/.
The published script is here on Github
Deploy Microsoft Edge
This deployment script example does the following within the PSADT framework:
If Microsoft Edge is open, it will prompt the user to close it or delay the deployment three times (Comment line 120 if you prefer to just shut it down.)
Also, as a Pre-installation task it searches the add/remove program list for any version of Microsoft Edge and uninstalls it.
It then installs the MSI file from the Files directory – MicrosoftEdgeEnterpriseX64.msi
The latests version of Microsoft Edge for Business version can also we downloaded from – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download
Uninstalltion is performed using the name from Add/remove programs (same as for the pre-install step) so this will require no changes. (Line 181)
If needed repair can be enabled (or updated for other versions)
(Modify line 203 if deploy other versions)
Microsoft Edge follows the Modern Lifecycle policy. Learn more about supported Microsoft Edge releases.
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