How to deploy Microsoft Edge on macOS using Intune

Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It made its debut in 2015 as the successor to Internet Explorer. Microsoft Edge was created to offer a faster, more secure, and modern browsing experience, surpassing its predecessor in several key aspects.

Microsoft Edge is natively available for deployment directly from the Intune admin center. You don’t need to download any setup installer files or use the macOS app wrapping tool. Let’s go through the steps:

STEP 1 – Create an App deployment

To deploy Microsoft Edge on Mac devices using the Intune admin center, please follow the steps outlined below:

  • Sign in to the Intune admin center.
  • Click on Apps > macOS > macOS apps.
  • Click on + Add to start the creation of the deployment.
  • App type: Under Microsoft Edge, version 77 and later, select macOS.
  • Click on Select to proceed.
Select App type

App information

On the App information page, you’ll find that most of the information is pre-populated for you. You have the flexibility to modify any details as needed, and then you can proceed by clicking on Next. Here’s a summary of the information available on the App information tab:

App Information form
App Information form

App Settings

You can select the Edge channel for deploying the app, and the following options are available:

  • Stable – This is a highly recommended option for enterprises, as it ensures the deployment of the most stable version of updates for Microsoft Edge. New features are released approximately every four weeks.
  • Beta – This is the stable release of the Preview version of Microsoft Edge.

To manage beta testing effectively, create a dedicated Entra ID “Pilot” security group and include members who are willing to test beta features. Then, create a new app deployment for Microsoft Edge and select the Beta channel.

Assign it specifically to this Pilot user group. Ensure that the Pilot group is excluded from the Edge deployment with the Stable channel to avoid any conflict.

About Beta Channel
  • Dev – This channel is designed to test new capabilities and feature updates for Microsoft Edge.

In a manner similar to the Beta channel, you can create a separate deployment for Dev channel and assign it to users who are willing to participate in the Dev channel testing.

About Dev Channel
App Settings to select Edge update Channel
App Settings to select Edge update Channel


Click on Add group to add an Entra ID group containing macOS devices.

Add macOS device group in Required section for MS Edge browser
Assign Edge application to macOS devices

Review + create

Review the deployment and click on Create to start the deployment process.

Review and Create the deployment
Review and Create the deployment

Sync Intune Policies

The device check-in process might not begin immediately. If you’re testing this policy on a test device, you can manually kickstart Intune sync from the device itself or remotely through the Intune admin center.

Alternatively, you can use PowerShell to force the Intune sync on Windows devices. Restarting the device is another way to trigger the Intune device check-in process.

STEP 2 – Monitor Deployment Progress

You can monitor the app deployment from the Intune admin center. Go to Apps > macOS > Click on your app deployment > Overview page will show the status of Installation.

In case of any issues or deployment failures, you can click on Device install status or User install status to know more details about the error.

End-user Experience

To check if the deployment is completed successfully, follow the below steps:

  • Go to Finder > Go > Applications
  • Look for the Microsoft Edge icon to confirm the deployment.
Go to Finder > Go > Applications and confirm if MS Edge has been installed
Finder > Go > Applications
Which MS Edge browser version is deployed using Intune
Edge Installed successfully

macOS Intune deployment troubleshooting

If you encounter any issues with application deployment, you can refer to the IntuneMDMDaemon*.log and IntuneMDMAgent*.log files. For more information about how to locate these files on a macOS device, see my other blog post, How To Collect Intune Logs From MacOS Device.

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