Here are a few ways you can configure MS Edge Start page.
- In Microsoft Edge, select More ... > Settings, and then scroll down to select View advanced settings.
- Turn on Show the home button, select A specific page, type the URL of the home page you want, then select Save
- Optional: To change what you see when you first open Microsoft Edge, select More ... > Settings, and then select the option you want under Open Microsoft Edge with.
Here is a good article on how you would setup a homepage in Microsoft Edge Change your home page
NOTE: After deploying your homepage GPO "Configure Home Pages" users are not able to edit the homepage setting. If you need to allow users to edit the predefined GPO home page setting, you can accomplish this by configuring these two policies: "Configure Home pages" and "Disable lockdown of Start pages"
USING GROUP POLICY:
In order to allow users edit the start page, both of these policies will have to be configured.
Policy name: Configure Home pages
- User Configuration: http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/#13459
- Computer Configuration: http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/#13336
This policy setting lets you configure one or more Home pages. for domain-joined devices. Your employees won't be able to change this after you set it.
If you enable this setting, you can configure one or more Home pages. If this setting is enabled, you must also include URLs to the pages, separating multiple pages by using angle brackets in this format:
If you disable or don't configure this setting, your default Home page is the webpage specified in App settings.
Policy name: Disable lockdown of Start pages
- User Configuration: http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/#13615
- Computer Configuration: http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/#13616
This policy setting lets you disable the lock down of Start pages, letting users modify the Start pages when the "Configure Start pages" setting is in effect.
Note: This setting only applies when you´re using the "Configure Start pages" setting.
Important: This setting can only be used with domain-joined or MDM-enrolled devices. For more info, see the Microsoft browser extension policy (aka.ms/browserpolicy).
If you enable this setting, you can't lock down any Start pages that are configured using the "Configure Start pages" setting, which means that users can modify them.
If you disable or don't configure this setting, users can't change any Start pages configured using the "Configure Start pages" setting. The Start pages will remain locked down.
- Enabled Value: decimal: 1
- Disabled Value: decimal: 0
Here is an example of what the registry policy key may look like this:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00