windows 10 – Disable Edge Shortcut Fresh install or update

You can get rid of the Edge shortcut, the methods depend on your rollout technology

New Deployment Scenario

Within MDT or SMS OSD in state restore phase, add run command line item
Type : Run Command Line
Name : Block Edge Shortcut Creation
Command line :
REG ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /v DisableEdgeDesktopShortcutCreation /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Feature update scenario

e.g. 1703/1709 to 1803
Prestage folder containing CMD file that adds registry key above, aka C:\temp\scripts\BlockEdgeShortcut.cmd
Use SetupConfig.ini using docs and stage in following directory “%systemdrive%\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WSUS\SetupConfig.ini”
PostOOBE= C:\temp\scripts\BlockEdgeShortcut.cmd



Using a Group Policy To Delete User Profiles That Have Not Been Used For Over 90 Days

In an enterprise environment you may have machines that lots of different people log into. In my case there were a few PCs, that over 300 people had logged into, in the last two years.

This caused an issue with SCCM as it gathered information out of these profiles to update the devices inventory and the MIF file size was over the maximum, so was never loaded and put into the BADMIFS folder on the SCCM server.

So to fix that you can apply a setting in a GPO Continue reading…