How to configure a new tab page URL in Microsoft Edge via GPO on Windows

Microsoft Edge is a cross-platform web browser developed by Microsoft. It was first released for Windows 10 and Xbox One in 2015, then for Android and iOS in 2017, for macOS in 2019, and as a preview for Linux in October 2020. Edge includes integration with Cortana and has extensions hosted on the Microsoft Store. Kindly refer to some of my contents around Microsoft Edge “How to block automatic delivery of Microsoft Edge Chromium-based, how to configure static page in Microsoft Edge browser via Local Group Policy, how to configure favorites on Microsoft Edge via Group Policy, how to forcefully remove Microsoft Edge Browser the hard way from your device, how to stop Microsoft Edge from remembering your email, and all Group Policies (GPO) available for configuring Microsoft Edge settings.

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 the 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. 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 the following link.

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