Microsoft Edge loads the default New Tab page by default. Enabling this policy lets you set a New Tab page URL in Microsoft Edge, preventing users from changing it.
Note: When this policy is enabled and you disable the “Allow web content” on New Tab page policy, Microsoft Edge ignores any URL specified in this policy and opens about:blank. Below are the steps to have this done.
Open the Group Policy management tool or the Local Group Policy Editor and navigate to the following path to configure this.
When this is configured and the policy is applied, when a new tab is open, the url will be loaded automatically. more information can be found on this page https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/deploy/group-policies/new-tab-page-settings-gp
Note: This can also be achieved via the Microsoft Edge settings on an individual PC.
For a list of all available Group Policies (GPO) to configure Microsoft Edge Settings, see https://techdirectarchive.com/2020/03/08/group-policies-gpo-available-to-configure-microsoft-edge-settings-2/