Microsoft Edge may display a Managed by your organization message when you open the 3-dot More menu in the top-right corner. Clicking on this link will take you to the following page in your Edge browser:
This page will display:
Microsoft Edge is managed by your organization. If you use Microsoft Edge at school or work, it might be managed, or set up and maintained, by your organization. Your organization can set up or restrict certain features, install and block extensions, monitor activity, and control how you use it. If Microsoft Edge is managed, you can view the policies that are set by your organization on the edge://policy page.
What this means is that the settings for the Edge browser are being managed via Group Policy by your system administrator. If you open
edge://policy you will see the policies that are applied.
If Edge is not managed by the IT administrator, you will see the message – Microsoft Edge is not managed by a company or organization.
Remove Your browser is managed by your organization in Microsoft Edge browser
Do the following to remove Your browser is managed by your organization in Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 11/10:
- Open Microsoft Edge
- Access Policies page
- Open Registry Editor window
- Access Edge key
- Delete Registry values
- Restart File Explorer or PC.
You need to have administrative privileges to be able to carry out the instructions.
In the first step, you need to check which policies are active on your Microsoft Edge browser. For this, open the Microsoft Edge browser.
edge://policy in the Omnibox (address bar) and press the Enter key. On the Policies page of Edge browser, you will see a list of applied or active policies. For each policy, policy name, policy value, source, level, and other details will be visible.
Now open the Registry Editor window and go to this path:
Now look for Registry value under Edge Registry key related to a policy that you want to remove from Edge. For example, if the policy name is DeveloperToolsAvailability, then there will be a DeveloperToolsAvailability DWORD value with 2 in its Value data field.
To remove that policy, simply delete that Registry value.
To remove all the policies applied to Edge, right-click Edge and select Delete to delete the branch.
Now restart File Explorer or PC and that message won’t appear for the Developer Tools option in Edge browser.
For your information, you will see the settings here in Group Policy editor:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Configuration > Microsoft Edge
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Configuration > Microsoft Edge
If you wish to remove ALL the Group Policy settings that are applied to your Windows system, execute these commands in an elevated Command Prompt:
rd /s /q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
rd /s /q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
Hope this helps.
Why do you see ‘Managed by your organization’ message?
On a Windows 11/10 Home PC, it is possible that third-party software may have set an Edge policy. As such, you can see a notice saying Edge is ‘Managed by your organization’. In most cases, software or a program setting these policies can be considered as safe. For instance, an application may use policy to integrate more seamlessly with Edge. So, it will display the message, ensuring that you’re aware that Edge’s behavior is being modified by someone other than you.