Policy "Configure the home page URL" takes no effect in Microsoft Edge


The retired, out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 desktop application has been permanently disabled through a Microsoft Edge update on certain versions of Windows 10. For more information, see Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ.

Original product version:   Edge for Mac, Edge for Windows
Original KB number:   4570005


As an Administrator, you configured the Group Policy Configure the home page URL under Administrative Templates\Microsoft Edge\Startup in both the home page and the new tab page.

The policy is applied to the user, but the home page button directs to the new tab page.


Microsoft Edge can be configured to open a custom home page or a new tab page.

You will find the configuration settings here: edge://settings/appearance in Microsoft Edge.


Set the additional policy Set the new tab page as the home page to Disabled in Microsoft Edge.