Where’s Microsoft Edge browser on Server 2016?

Windows Server
If you are looking for the Microsoft Edge browser on Server 2016, look no further, it isn’t available! This is due to Windows Server 2016 being in the Long-Term Servicing Branch and the quicker rate of change of the Edge browser can’t be supported.

The official response from Microsoft is:
“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.”

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

It’s a shame not to have a consistent user experience between Windows 10 and Server 2016 especially in environments that use Remote Desktop Services.



One thought on “Where’s Microsoft Edge browser on Server 2016?

  1. Peter Schulz

    The official response from Microsoft makes no sense at all.

    Since decades Windows is being updated monthly. So the “new functionality” can easily be rolled out in the monthly updates.

    The Start menu itself is a UWP app, and it is supported on Server 2016 – well, badly supported one must say, as this Start menu constantly ceases to function in Server 2016 and RDS on Server 2016. This was a problem in 2017, shortly after the release of Server 2016, and still is a problem today, mid-2018.

    That being said, MS Edge is a rather miserable browser with lots of bugs. Possibly it is great that it is not available in Server 2016 …

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