Configure the home page URL

Configures the default home page URL in Google Chrome and prevents users from changing it.

The home page is the page opened by the Home button. On desktop, the pages that open on startup are controlled by the RestoreOnStartup policies.

The home page type can either be set to a URL you specify here or set to the New Tab Page. If you select the New Tab Page, then this policy does not take effect.

If you enable this setting, users cannot change their home page URL in Google Chrome, but they can still choose the New Tab Page as their home page.

Leaving this policy not set will allow the user to choose their home page on their own if HomepageIsNewTabPage is not set too.

The URL must have a standard scheme, e.g. "" or "".

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft® Active Directory® domain. or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management.

Example value:

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Home page URL

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome
Value NameHomepageLocation
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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