Setting Edge (Chromium) home page for a group of users with Group Policy preferences

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2021-03-20T16:10:32.32+00:00

In my organization we use GPP to set a different homepage for a specific group of users using Internet Explorer. By using Item Targeting, we have that group get to that URL for that internal organization on startup of IE and the rest of our users get to our main home page. The GPP is in a USER based Policy GPO. We've now introduced Edge (Chromium) to our organization. I'm not finding a way to do the same thing. We'd like to just add some Group Policy Preferences to our USER GPO in the same way so that this separate group can get to their URL at launch of Chromium Edge. Any ideas?

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  1. DonPick 1,261 Reputation points
    2021-03-21T11:30:36.71+00:00

    you can use GPP-Registry to set the relevant keys/values, and apply ILT to achieve your goal (apply different settings to a user group/s)

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployEdge/microsoft-edge-policies#restoreonstartup

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployEdge/microsoft-edge-policies#restoreonstartupurls

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  2. Fan Fan 15,321 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-03-22T02:07:17.237+00:00

    Hi,
    It is suggested to deploy the home page by the group policy .(If there are other settings can do the same thing, i would consider the Registry as the second option )

    Firstly, we need to install the Edge related policies on your DCs. Following steps for your reference:
    Download latest ADMX files from Microsoft https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

    If you have a central store for the admx files, we need to do the operations just on one DC, and it wil replicated to all other DCs :
    Copy the edge admx file to the PolicyDefinition folder. It is under %systemroot%\sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions.
    Copy the adml file to the matching language folder in the PolicyDefinition folder. %systemroot%\sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions\EN-US)

    If you don't have a central store, we need to do the following operations on every DC.
    Copy the admx file to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US)
    Copy the adml file to the matching language folder in the PolicyDefinition folder.It is under C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US).

    After that , you can find the group policy under User configuration->Administrative templates -> Microsoft Edge -> Startup , homepage and new tab page

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    Best Regards,