Thursday, August 20, 2015

Microsoft Edge in Windows Server 2016 (Technical preview 3)

As you might have heard, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 is out and available in both Windows Azure IaaS, as well as in MSDN.

One of the new features in the Preview release is that Microsoft Edge (the new browser which is also available in Windows 10) is now also available in this preview release of Windows Server 2016.

This means that users that access a Remote Desktop Services deployment where a full desktop is deployed, can now also use Microsoft Edge is their remote session.

Below is an example where Microsoft Edge is used on a Remote Desktop Session Host deployed as part of a Session Based Desktop Deployment based on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3.


For an overview of all new features related to RDS also see: What's New in Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016 (Technical Preview 3)

For more information on Microsoft Edge visit:


  1. I have 2016 TP3 with desktop experience but can't find EDGE on it.
    How do you get to it?

    1. It was simply there in the Start Menu and pinned to my taskbar

    2. Its already there in taskbar. But you cannot use it with Administrator Account. But there is a way, You can try

  2. So this doesn't mean that Windows 10 clients can actually *USE* the Edge browser to launch remote apps, right (due to no ActiveX support)? Edge against RDWeb 2016 just downloads an RDP file, as it does against RDWeb 2012R2.