FAQ: Microsoft Edge starts automatically - Error message of the Edge browser
SiteKiosk blocks (for security reasons) the start of the Edge browser from Microsoft.
On 6 January 2022, Microsoft released an Edge browser update that caused the Edge browser to be launched every time a Windows user logged on (even if the user was not an admin).
This caused either an error message of the Edge browser to be displayed in the Auto Start mode of SiteKiosk or the Edge browser to be started in older SiteKiosk versions (as these SiteKiosk versions only block the start of the older Edge versions before Microsoft switched the browser engine to Chromium).
Even though the launch of the Edge browser itself has been deactivated by another Edge update on January 13, 2022 (for Edge version 97.0.1072.62), we have made sure that the error message of the Edge browser will no longer appear in the SiteKiosk user account (Auto Start) with SiteKiosk version 9.9.6084, which has now been released.
Version History: https://www.sitekiosk.com/sitekiosk-windows-version-history/
If you are using a SiteKiosk version prior to 9.9.6084, it is best to update.
Information about the update here:
If an update is not possible, follow these steps to assign the new security settings to the SiteKiosk user:
Leave SiteKiosk by logging out of the SiteKiosk user account via the exit dialogue and log in with an administrator user. Then download and unzip this "swconfig.zip" file.
Copy the included files "swconfig.xml" and " stringtable.xml" into the "SystemSecurity" directory in the SiteKiosk folder (default: "C:\Program Files (x86)\SiteKiosk\SystemSecurity").
Then open the System Security Manager, leave the preselection set to "Protected" and confirm with OK.
Afterwards, you can start SiteKiosk in Auto Start mode again.
The System Security Manager is installed with SiteKiosk and can be found in the Windows start menu in the SiteKiosk folder.
If this procedure does not solve the problem, you can find more information about this behavior and a description of how to deactivate the start of Edge by changing a registry entry: