Configure Chrome GPO to bypass the Welcome screen when opening up Chrome

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Hello,

I setup a GPO for Chrome.  Everything is good except that when I launch the browser, the first tag is not my default webpage.  I put an * in Block access to a list of URLs to block all websites except for list of "Allow access to a list of URLs".  

The welcome page is being hit and blocked.  Please see the attached.  

How do I disable the welcome page to be bypass when I open up Chrome?

Also, how do I know my version of Chrome works in Group Policy?

Many Thanks...
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I am not sure if there is an GPO for this. But you can set the default page to google.com. when you do this the welcome page doesn't come up.
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Is the homepage set correctly? And did you do this via Group Policy? If you've listed that site in the allow list, you *shouldn't* have issues.
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You can do this with GPO file preferences

Create a blank file with name "First Run" and may put it with windows preference in:
%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\First Run

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https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1851466-disable-chrome-getting-started-page-on-first-run

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