If you are seeing the ‘Managed by your organization’ message in your Edge browser then it means some of its settings and/or behavior is managed by the Windows Group Policy or Registry. This is very common in environments such as schools and offices where the systems are actively managed by a system administrator. However, if you are an individual and still seeing the message then it is possible that you or some other software, such as an antivirus, created or modified an Edge browser policy in Registry or Group Policy. Clearing the active policies will remove the ‘your browser is managed by your organization’ message in your Edge browser. This tutorial shows you how to do it in simple steps.
To see which Edge policies are managed by the Group Policy or Registry, type “edge://policy/” in the browser’s address bar and press Enter.
Fix Managed by Your Organization in Edge Browser
Do the following to fix and remove the managed by your organization in the Microsoft Edge browser:
- Clear Edge policies in the Group Policy
- Delete Edge registry changes
- Scan your computer with an antivirus
- Reset the Edge browser
Let us see each step in detail:
1. Clear Edge policies in the Group Policy
If you or some of the software made changes to Edge policies in the Group Policy Editor then resetting them will remove the your browser is managed by your organization message in the Edge browser. Since there are a lot of Edge policies in several different folders of the Group Policies Editor, you have to reset all the policies. Before proceeding, back up the policies.
Step 1: Right-click on the Start icon on the taskbar.
Step 2: Choose the Windows Terminal (Admin) option.
Step 3: Click on the down arrow icon on the Terminal’s title bar and select Command Prompt.
Step 4: Run the below commands one after another.
RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
Step 5: Close the Terminal window.
Step 7: Reboot your computer to apply the policy changes.
Once the system is rebooted, you will no longer see the managed by your organization message in the Edge browser.
2. Delete Edge registry changes
If you don’t have access to the Group Policy Editor, you can clear the Edge policy changes in the Registry Editor. Back up the Registry and follow the below-provided steps.
Step 1: Open the Registry Editor window by searching for it in the Start menu.
Step 2: Go to the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge” folder.
Step 3: Right-click on the Edge folder on the sidebar.
Step 4: Select the Delete option.
Step 5: Press Yes in the confirmation window.
Step 6: Go to the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft” folder.
Step 7: Right-click on the Edge folder on the sidebar.
Step 8: Select the Delete option.
Step 9: Press Yes in the confirmation window.
Step 10: Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer.
3. Scan your computer with an antivirus
If the “managed by your organization” message still appears in your Edge browser even after clearing group policy and registry policies, you should scan your computer with Windows Defender and Malwarebytes. I also recommend you perform a Windows Defender offline scan as it’s much more effective in finding and removing hidden and complicated infections. Additionally, if you are using a third-party antivirus, uninstall it temporarily and see if that fixes the issue — uninstall antivirus on Windows.
4. Reset the Edge browser
If the problem isn’t solved even after clearing the group policy and registry, you need to reset the Edge browser. Resetting will restore the default policies and remove the manage by your organization message. Before resetting, I recommend you sync Edge with your Microsoft account. That way, you don’t lose your browsing data such as history, saved passwords, and bookmarks.
To reset the Edge browser, go to Menu > Settings > Reset Settings page and click on the “Restore settings to their default values” option. Click the Reset button when prompted.
I hope this small tutorial helped you in removing the managed by your organization message from the Edge browser.
If you are stuck or need help, send an email, and I will try to help as much as possible.