Security baseline for Microsoft Edge version 86

Published Oct 09 2020 09:00 AM 10.9K Views

We are pleased to announce the enterprise-ready release of the security baseline for Microsoft Edge, version 86!


We have reviewed the new settings in Microsoft Edge version 86 and determined that there are no additional security settings that require enforcement. The settings from the Microsoft Edge version 85 package continue to be our recommended baseline. That baseline package can be downloaded from the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit.


Microsoft Edge version 86 introduced 32 new computer settings and 28 new user settings. We have attached a spreadsheet listing the new settings to make it easier for you to find them.


As a friendly reminder, all available settings for Microsoft Edge are documented here, and all available settings for Microsoft Edge Update are documented here.


Please continue to give us feedback through the Security Baselines Discussion site or this post.

Occasional Contributor



are baselines for user settings also provided or is it just the computer?


Hi @divadiow just computer, most of the settings for MS Edge can also be done at a user level however that's not always the case with other baselines.

Occasional Contributor

thanks @Rick_Munck I'll manually recreate equivalents to a new user gpo

Occasional Contributor

@divadiow - are there any settings in the baseline that you'd want to apply only to specific users and not to all users on a computer?


The main reason that baselines tend to prefer Computer to User settings is because they're easier to verify. They also tend to be easier to apply comprehensively. The only time you ever see User Configuration settings in the baselines it's because there's no equivalent setting in Computer Configuration.

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