Configure Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune Configuration Profile on Windows 10

Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune

Let’s try to learn how to configure chrome HomePageLocation using Intune configuration profiles on Windows 10. This post helps to set up Home Page location for chrome browser. First of all, you need to complete the Chrome ADMX injection process explained in the previous blog post.

Create Chrome HomePageLocation Policy

  • Login to Endpoint.Microsoft.com
  • Navigate to Devices Configuration profiles
  • Select the Chrome ADMX Profile already created
  • Click on the Properties tab.
  • Click on the EDIT button under Configuration Settings.
Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune
Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune

OMA-URI to Set HomePageLocation for Chrome Browse

  • Click on Add button to add Configuration Settings – OMA-URI for HomePageLocation.
  • Now, to proceed further, you need to find out the OMA-URI to enable HomePageLocation for the Chrome browser.
  • Check documentation to find out OMA-URI- Google Chrome documentation
Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune
Deploy Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune
  • Name Chrome – Chrome~Policy~googlechrome~Startup/HomepageLocation
  • Description – Chrome~Policy~googlechrome~Startup/HomepageLocation
  • OMA-URI – ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Chrome~Policy~googlechrome~Startup/HomepageLocation
  • Data type – String
  • Value – Let’s find out the String value for HomepageLocation

Let’s break down the value for string:

  • Data id = “HomePageLocation”
  • Value (URL for home page) = “http://HTMDForum.com”

NOTE – Google documentation has a spreadsheet which contains examples for HomPageLocation string value. More details – Common Chrome Browser policies for Microsoft Intune.

<enabled/> <data id="HomepageLocation" value="http://HTMDForum.com"/>
Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune
Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune
  • Click on Add and Review + Save button to continue.

List Chrome Browser Policies to set Homa Page properly

NOTE! – I have noticed that the following combination of policies for the Chrome browser. We have similar policies for Google Chrome:

NOTE! – I have noticed that the following combination of policies (Edge – Chromium) works fine.

  • Configure the home page URL – Enabled
  • Configure the new tab page URL – Disabled
  • Show Home button on toolbar – Enabled
  • Set the new tab page as the home page – Disabled
  • Sites to open when the browser starts – Enabled
  • Action to take on startup – Enabled

Results – Troubleshooting

You can verify whether the Chrome policy to configure HomePageLocation got applied on Windows 10 devices. The following information might help you to troubleshoot the issue related to HomePageLocation policy configuration on Windows 10 devices.

Event Logs Chrome HomePageLocation Policy

  • Windows 10 Event Logs – Microsoft-Windows-DeviceManagement-Enterprise-Diagnostics-Provider/Admin
MDM PolicyManager: Dedicated non-cached delayed notification (WNF): (0xA3BC0875, 0xD891E2A) published for Policy: (HomepageLocation) in Area (Chrome~Policy~googlechrome~Startup).
MDM PolicyManager: Set policy string, Policy: (HomepageLocation), Area: (Chrome~Policy~googlechrome~Startup), EnrollmentID requesting merge: (AAB267BF-EBF2-4649-822C-74511A4CC253), Current User: (Device), String: (<enabled/> <data id="HomepageLocation" value="http://HTMDForum.com"/>), Enrollment Type: (0x6), Scope: (0x0).
Deploy Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune

Registry Entries

  • Registry Entries
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\AdmxDefault\D8D5A74A-020E-40F2-BA69-086EDDDD9F08\Chrome~Policy~googlechrome~Startup\ShowHomeButton
  • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome\HomepageLocation
Deploy Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune
Deploy Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune

Windows 10 Chrome

Result Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune
Result Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune

Video Recording – Chrome Policy HomePageLocation using Intune

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