Edge browser configuration

Resources - Link

Note - this Configuration profile will only target the new Edge Chromium browser and will not work on older versions.

Configuring the Edge browser to open to specific sites.
This is perfect for setting Edge to open to your Intranet site, SharePoint Online or Google etc.

Endpoint Manager - Devices - Configuration profiles

Create profile

Platform - Windows 10 and later

Profile type - Templates

Administrative templates - Create

Basics -
Name - Windows 10 - Edge browser configurations - Next

Configuration settings
User Configuration - Microsoft Edge

Startup, home page and new tab page

Action to take on startup

Enabled - Open a list of URLs - OK

Once selected - Select - OK

Select - Sites to open when the browser starts

Select - Enabled
In the section - Sites to open when the browser starts
Enter the URL of the site or sites you want Edge to load when it starts
Click - OK

Configuration settings will now show those two settings as - Enabled.

Scope tags - None at this stage

Assignments -
Select - Add Groups -

Search for and select the groups for the configuration profile to be assigned to.
In this tutorial, I am selecting my groups that will target all my corporate users and corporate devices

Assignments will now show the groups assigned

Review and Create

Note that in testing this took quite a while to apply.

Once applied, the Edge browser will open with the pages configured.

Troubleshooting -
Make sure your devices are in the device group being targeted.
In my example, I have assigned the dynamic device group which is associated with the Device Category. My initial testing failed with the user not receiving the policy.
When troubleshooting, I discovered my device was not a member of the dynamic device group assigned, so to resolve the issue I updated the device category in the properties of the device within Intune.

As it takes some time for dynamic groups to update membership, it took a while for the policy to apply.

Once the membership updated the device will receive the policy

The policy was then applied to the user as expected.


About the author -

Terry Munro is an IT specialist based in Brisbane, Australia.
He draws upon over 20 years experience designing and delivering technical solutions to a variety of enterprise clients in the private, Government and Education sectors, to revolutionise client businesses through collaboration and getting the most value from a variety of cloud solutions.
He is passionate about learning new technologies and is a firm believer in sharing knowledge to provide a better experience for all.
You can connect with Terry on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-munro/

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