How to install Microsoft Edge on Windows Server 2016?

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

In the IE browser, I can search and find the following site on MS:

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But when I click on ‘Try Now’, I am greeted by this prompt:

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And then this message:

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I have also checked ‘Add and remove program’ but I am not able to locate Edge.

Is there a simple way I can install Edge to Window Server 2016?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

Looks like MS recognized the folly in this and changed their minds, this works for Server 2016 now.

The official version can be downloaded at

How to install Microsoft Edge on Windows Server 2016?

Method 2

Microsoft Edge was removed from Windows Server 2016 during the release candidate stage. It cannot be installed on it either.

According to Microsoft:

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.

"Microsoft Edge requirements and language support". Microsoft Edge – Deployment Guide for IT Pros. Microsoft Corporation (27 July 2017) via Microsoft Docs.

The "Try Now" link on the web page you’ve found simply tries to invoke a hyperlink whose protocol is microsoft-edge:. Internet Explorer recognizes this protocol as belonging to a UWP and tries to invoke that app, but only after asking you. What you see in screenshot #3 is the result of that app (Microsoft Edge) not being installed.

Method 3

How to install Microsoft Edge on Windows Server 2016?

Make sure you click the image description.

Make sure server is install mode if using RDS server (change user /install)

You can install Edge, I was able to go the microsoft site:

Scroll down until you see select channel and version, choose Stable 86 (Current and supported)

Then click> Select Build 86.0.622.63

Then click> Select Platform > choose the Windows 64-bit
Click download.

You should get the normal install prompts to download and install, depending on what type of browser you are using.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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