How to Force Outlook to Open all links in your default browser

October 4, 2023

In this previous post, I talked about how Microsoft makes the default web browser Edge when clicking on links in Outlook, regardless of the user’s default browser.

This causes issues when a NetDocuments user has Chrome or Firefox as their default web browser.

You can go into Outlook and change this setting, but you must do that on each computer.

One of the best IT Directors I know,  Johnston Smith, Recently figured out how to change this for your whole firm.

Follow these steps to manage the policy in the Cloud Policy service for Microsoft 365:

  1. Navigate to the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center, and then select Sign in.
  2. Under Office policies, select Go to Microsoft 365 Cloud Policy.
  3. Under Policy configurations, select Create.
  4. Provide a name and description for your policy, and then select Next.
  5. Select the appropriate scope, such as creating a group or adding to an existing group.
  6. Select Next.
  7. Under Configure Settings, search for “Choose which browser opens web links”.
  8. Select the Choose which browser opens web links policy.
  9. Adjust Configuration setting to the desired configuration, and then select Apply.
  10. Select Next.
  11. Review your policy, then select Create.
  12. Select Done.

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