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New Group Policy Settings for Microsoft Edge

New Group Policy Settings for Microsoft Edge

If you’re using Group Policy to manage the settings for Microsoft Edge, Microsoft has recently added some new options. These new GPO settings apply to Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713 and beyond.

Allow fullscreen mode
Path: HLKM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main
Value name: AllowFullScreenMode
Value type: REG_DWORD
Disabled: 0
Enabled: 1

Allow Microsoft Edge to pre-launch at Windows startup, when the system is idle, and each time Microsoft Edge is closed
Path: HLKM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\
Value name: AllowPrelaunch
Value type: REG_DWORD
Disabled: 0
Enabled: 1

Allow Microsoft Edge to start and load the Start and New Tab page at Windows startup and each time Microsoft Edge is closed
Path: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\TabPreloader
Value name: AllowTabPreloading
Value type: REG_DWORD
Disabled: 0
Enabled: 1

Allow printing
Path: HLKM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main
Value name: AllowPrinting
Value type: REG_DWORD
Disabled: 0
Enabled: 1

Allow Saving History
Path: HLKM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main
Value name: AllowSavingHistory
Value type: REG_DWORD
Disabled: 0
Enabled: 1

Allow sideloading of Extensions
Path: HLKM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Extensions
Value name: AllowSideloadingOfExtensions
Value type: REG_DWORD
Disabled: 0
Enabled: 1

Configure collection of browsing data for Microsoft 365 Analytics
Path: HLKM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection
Value name: MicrosoftEdgeDataOptIn
Value type: REG_DWORD
Disabled or not configured: 0
Enabled: 1 – Send intranet history only
Enabled: 2 – Send Internet history only
Enabled: 3 – Send both intranet and Internet history

Configure Favorites Bar
Path: HLKM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main
Value name: ConfigureFavoritesBar
Value type: REG_DWORD
Disabled: 0
Enabled: 1

Configure Home button
Path: HLKM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings
Value name: ConfigureHomeButton
Value type: REG_DWORD
Disabled or not configured: 0
Enabled: 1 – Show home button and load the New tab page.
Enabled: 2 – Show home button and load the custom URL defined in the Set Home button URL policy.
Enabled: 3 – Hide home button.

Configure kiosk mode
Path: HLKM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\KioskMode
Value name: ConfigureKioskMode
Value type: REG_SZ
Disabled: 0
Enabled: 1

Configure kiosk reset after idle timeout
Path: HLKM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\KioskMode
Value name:ConfigureKioskResetAfterIdleTimeout
Value type: REG_DWORD
Any integer from 1-1440 (5 minutes is the default): The time in minutes from the last user activity before Microsoft Edge kiosk mode resets to the default kiosk configuration. A confirmation dialog displays for the user to cancel or continue and automatically continues after 30 seconds.
0: No idle timer.

Configure Open Microsoft Edge With
Path: HLKM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings
Value name: ConfigureOpenEdgeWith
Value type: REG_DWORD
Not configured: Blank
Enabled: 0 – Loads the Start page.
Enabled: 1 – Load the New tab page.
Enabled: 2 – Load the previous pages.
Enabled: 3 – Load a specific page or pages.

Prevent certificate error overrides
Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Setting
Value name: PreventCertErrorOverrides
Value type: REG_DWORD
Disabled: 0
Enabled: 1

Prevent turning off required extensions
Path: HLKM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Extensions
Value name: PreventTurningOffRequiredExtensions
Value type: REG_SZ
Disable: Unconfigured
Enabled: Provide a semi-colon delimited list of extension PFNs.

Set Home button URL
Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings
Value name: ConfigureHomeButtonURL
Value type: REG_SZ
Disabled: Blank
Enabled: Load a custom URL for the home button.

Set New Tab page URL
Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings
Value name: NewTabPageUR
Value type: REG_SZ
Disabled: Blank
Enabled: Enter a URL in string format.

Show message when opening sites in Internet Explorer
Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main
Value name: ShowMessageWhenOpeningSitesInInternetExplorer
Value type: REG_DWORD
Disabled or not configured: 0
Enabled: 1 – Show an additional message stating that a site has opened in IE11.
Enabled: 2 – Show an additional message with a “Keep going in Microsoft Edge” link to allow users to open the site in Microsoft Edge.

Unlock Home button
Path: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Internet Settings
Value name: UnlockHomeButton
Value type: REG_DWORD
Disabled: 0
Enabled: 1

 


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