Microsoft Edge available as update KB4584642 for WSUS

Edge[German]Short note for for administrators in enterprise environments who want to use the new Chromium-Edge Browser. Microsoft made Microsoft Edge now available as update KB4584642 for WSUS. Here are a few details.


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An anonymous German blog reader has left this comment (thanks for that) to the German blog post Windows 10 20H2-Upgrade: Microsoft Edge-Downgrade als Stolperfalle [English edition here](. Microsoft has announced the release of the new Edge Browser for WSUS in support article KB4584642 (Update in WSUS for the new Microsoft Edge …). This version is based on the Chromium browser and is available for the following Windows 10 versions:

  • Windows 10 Version 1809
  • Windows 10 Version 1903
  • Windows 10 Version 1909
  • Windows 10 Version 2004

The browser is available in the Microsoft Update Catalog as KB4584641 for Windows 10 version 1803 and KB4584642 for Windows 10 version 1809 through 2004. This update includes the following quality improvements:

  • Start menu pins, tiles, and shortcuts for the current version of Microsoft Edge will migrate to the new Microsoft Edge.
  • Taskbar pins and shortcuts for the current version of Microsoft Edge will migrate to the new Microsoft Edge.
  • The new Microsoft Edge will be pinned to the taskbar. If the current version of Microsoft Edge is already pinned, it will be replaced. On devices joined to a Domain, Active Directory, Azure AD or on Windows 10 Enterprise Editions, the new Microsoft Edge will only be pinned to the taskbar if the current version of Microsoft Edge is already pinned.
  • The new Microsoft Edge will add a shortcut to the desktop. If the current version of Microsoft Edge already has a shortcut, it will be replaced. On devices joined to a Domain, Active Directory, Azure AD or on Windows 10 Enterprise Editions, the new Microsoft Edge will only add a shortcut to the desktop if the current version of Microsoft Edge already has a shortcut.
  • By default, most protocols that Microsoft Edge handles will be migrated to the new Microsoft Edge.
  • The current version of Microsoft Edge will be hidden from UX surfaces in the OS. This includes settings, applications, and any file or protocol support dialog boxes.
  • Trying to start the current version of Microsoft Edge will redirect to the new Microsoft Edge.
  • The First Run Experience (FRE) will auto-launch the first time that a device restarts after the new Microsoft Edge is installed. This does not occur on devices joined to a Domain, Active Directory, Azure AD nor on Windows 10 Enterprise and Surface Hub Editions.
  • Data from earlier versions of Microsoft Edge (such as passwords, favorites, open tabs) will be available in the new Microsoft Edge.
  • The new Microsoft Edge does not support the removal of this update.

This update is available in WSUS:

  • Produkt: Windows 10
  • Klassifizierung: Updates

– or –

  • Produkt: Microsoft Edge
  • Klassifizierung: Updates

Microsoft also indicates in the KB article which updates must be installed as a prerequisite. 


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