Windows 10 cannot retain default browser

  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 ENT 1809

    Windows 10 cannot retain default browser after a restart

    We are on a domain with Win10 1809 v.10.0.17763.720. The original WIM file has Chrome set as the default browser. But every time a system restarts, it reverts back to IE11. I have checked the DefaultAppAssociation.xml and DefaultFileAssociation.xml and confirmed that Chrome is the default. This has happened recently. I have removed whatever Windows updates that were installed recently with no change. So, when ever we open Chrome for the 1st time that day, we need to "Set as Default" every day. Any insight to this ?

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    Upgrading to 1903 for the 3000+ corporate systems is NOT an option right now (even though I have asked to take this route).
    Last edited by CruzJr; 26 Sep 2019 at 14:06.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 ENT 1809
    Thread Starter

    None of this worked. Setting Chrome as the default browser resets after restart; back to IE11.
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    Mac OS Catalina

    Delete defaultassociations.xml from your Test Bench machine and see if the DC GPO will set Chrome as default.
    SetDefaultBrowser – Set the Default Browser per command line or script – the kolbicz blog
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  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 ENT 1809
    Thread Starter

    RESOLVED...MDT pointed to older DefaultFileAssociation.xml and DefaultAppAssociation.xml files. I updated them and Win10 now retains Chrome as default browser.
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