Configure the home page URL

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

The homepage is the page opened by the Home button. The pages that open on start-up are controlled by the RestoreOnStartup policies.

The homepage 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 homepage URL in Google Chrome, but they can still choose the New Tab Page as their home page.

If this policy is not set, this will allow the user to choose their home page if HomepageIsNewTabPage is not set.

This policy is not available on Windows instances that are not joined
to an Active Directory domain.

Supported on: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Home page URL

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome\Recommended
Value NameHomepageLocation
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

chrome.admx

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