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Windows Server 2019 IE11 Start Page RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm having an issue customizing the Start Page registry key in Windows Server 2019 (this method works fine in 2016) I would load C:\Users\Default\NTUSER.DAT and add \Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page REG_SZ "Company specific URL" and when a new user logs in they'd get the "Company specific URL" but with Windows Server 2019 this isn't working.

    I have also tried adding "First Home Page" and "Default_Page_URL" and it doesn't make a difference, it seems some sort of mini setup is configuring the registry keys and ignoring or overwriting what I entered into NTUSER.DAT from the Default user profile.

    I've also got IE Enhanced Security Configuration disabled for Admins and Users along with the following other registry keys set that all are working fine.

    [HKEY_USERS\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    "Friendly http errors"="no"

    [HKEY_USERS\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
    "AutoDetect"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_USERS\DefaultUser\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    "DisableFirstRunCustomize"=dword:00000001

    Wondering if anyone has found a workaround or missing key that also needs to be set, thanks.

    • Moved by Dave PatrickMVP Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:45 PM internet explorer issues
    Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:18 PM

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  • I found what I was looking for, for anyone else wondering the same thing...

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\ESCHomePages]
    "SoftAdmin"="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\ESCHomePages]
    "SoftAdmin"="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141"

    Just change the URL to whatever you want, each new user will receive that new URL.

    Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:17 AM