Edge crashes when SRP are enabled with DLL enforcement since Windows 1703

Confirmed Issue #13758012 • Assigned to Zach M.


Manuel M.
Sep 14, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
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Reported by 5 people

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Steps to reproduce

Steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Install Windows 10 Creators Update, Version 1703.
  2. Open Local Security Settings. (secpol.msc)
  3. In the console tree, click Software Restriction Policies.
  4. On the Action menu, click New Software Restriction Policies.
  5. In the details pane, double-click Enforcement.
  6. Under Apply software restriction policies to the following, click All software files.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Now launch Edge. It will open, display a blank page for a couple of seconds (you can’t navigate anywhere) and then crash.


  • This issue does not occur in any previous version of Windows before 1703.
  • As described above, the issue also occurs if no restricting policies are defined. Simply enabled DLL enforcement causes the error to happen.
  • Without DLL enforcement, Edge works. (Obviously not a viable workaround for the more security-minded.)

Error logged:

<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <Provider Name="Application Error" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2017-09-14T17:51:05.226440400Z" />
    <Security />


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    Comments and activity

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “wprpprtri@microsoft.com”

    • Quick follow-up: The issue also occurs in Windows 1709.
      Is there any news on this, as I’m holding off deploying/updating Creators Update to/on the clients for the time being but won’t be able to do so indefinitely (and therefore might be forced to look for another browser). :/

    • Having a Windows computer running w/o Application Whitelisting such as SRP is not an option for me. Disabling DLL enforcement is not an option as well. Microsoft, please pay attention to this issue. And yes, your OneDrive that launches from user AppData folder is soo bad! You better listen to Aaron Margosis, and remove executables from AppData.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To from “wprpprtri@microsoft.com” to “Zach M.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

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