Configure the home page URL

Configures the default home page URL in Microsoft Edge.

The home page is the page opened by the Home button. The pages that open on startup are controlled by the 'RestoreOnStartup' (Action to take on startup) policies.

You can either set a URL here or set the home page to open the new tab page. If you select to open the new tab page, then this policy doesn't take effect.

If you enable this policy, users can't change their home page URL, but they can choose to use the new tab page as their home page.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, users can choose their own home page, as long as the 'HomepageIsNewTabPage' (Set the new tab page as the home page) policy isn't enabled.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management, or macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX.

Example value:

Supported on: Microsoft Edge version 77, Windows 7 or later

Home page URL

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
Value NameHomepageLocation
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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