Deploy and manage custom favorites to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 devices using Microsoft Intune

First step is to create favorites in below format. You can customize it as per your requirement to include Intranet Pages or Internal Web Portal URL. Below favorites text format will be used when you will create a Policy to configure Favorites for Microsoft Edge. Please make sure URL and name is in quotes. You can simply copy below text and modify as per your need.

Change the toplevel_name value to change the Root Level Folder Name which contains all the favorites.

[
  {
    "toplevel_name": "TechPress Bookmarks"
  }, 
  {
    "url": "techpress.net", 
    "name": "TechPress"
  }, 
  {
    "url": "https://www.office.com", 
    "name": "Office"
  }, 
  {
    "name": "Social", 
    "children": [
      {
      	"url": "https://www.linkedin.com/company/techpress-it", 
        "name": "TechPress LinkedIn"
        
      }, 
      {
	"url": "https://twitter.com/TechPress_IT", 
        "name": "TechPress Twitter"
        
      }
    ]
  }
]

Once you have created favorites in a text file in above format. We will now proceed on configuring it / Pushing it to users workstations.

  • Login on Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin Center.
  • Click on Devices -> Configuration Profiles -> Create Profile.
  • Platform: Windows 10 and later
  • Profile type: Templates -> Select Administrative Templates.
  • Click on Create.

Name: Windows 10 – Edge Favorites

Description: Use this policy to push organization managed Edge Favorites to users systems.

Computer Configuration -> search for Configure Favorites -> Select Enabled and Copy the whole text created before in Configure favorites text box and click OK.

Optional:

You can also optionally Enable favorites bar for MS Edge. Search for Enable favorites bar setting and click on Enable.

Leave Default.

Click on Add Group to Add a group which contains target users.

Click on Create to create this policy.

When the next refresh of the Policy will apply on the target system. Open Microsoft Edge and check favorites bar with your managed custom favorites deployed using Microsoft Intune.

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