Open Edge using the built-in administrator account in Server 2016

23 Dec

It can be useful to use Edge browser on Windows Server 2016 to open a page or a Failover cluster report before creating it. But, for security reasons, the browser cannot be opened because you are using the built-in administrator account.

An error message like below is shown when you try to open it :
error message

To allow this operation, you can simply edit the local security policy. Start by opening a run command and execute this : secpol.msc
Under Local Policies/Security Options navigate to “User Account Control Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account
Change the default value with Enable.

Security Policies

Then restart your computer.

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