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    Urgent: Chrome Package

    with IE dying on its feet (crashing before it loads), i need to get staff/students net access asap whilst the problem is being resolved. so i really could do with a chrome package (i cant make one as the underlyign problem is with builds)

    please help

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    CC3 or CC4? Not sure if they're the same packages?

    RwD

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    Pupils should be able to install Chrome by themselves.

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    cc3, i have not thought about portable versions at the moment, would need to add a software restriction policy etc (which i think is a reboot job) and the proxy setting, and wouldnt be a 2 sec job. i know package allocation would require a reboot too lol but i dont know if it was the wine last night or the repeating "yes i know about it, its the same for the whole school, i have been working on it since 850 thurs, county cant solve and have passed to rm who are looking at the issue. it will be fixed when it is fixed... sorry"

    plus chrome gets IEs proxy settings lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by fafster View Post
    Pupils should be able to install Chrome by themselves.
    everyone should have chrome installed anyway...it rocks! but kids cant install anything or run none whitelisted exes

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    Portable Chrome?

    Why not try portable chrome - Google Chrome Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives ? No need to deploy anything, just run from a shared drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbo_ap View Post
    everyone should have chrome installed anyway...it rocks! but kids cant install anything or run none whitelisted exes
    I mean, Chrome installs into the user directory. The install doesn't affect system files, so if you add it to the whitelist, they should be able to add it themselves.

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    installed FF portable. works a treat after reboot...i forgot to mention this in the 1st email to staff, i now have millions of mails saying it doesnt work still.

    ahh well at least i can continue to solve the problem and not get beaten up lol

    thanks all

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbo_ap View Post
    installed FF portable. works a treat after reboot...i forgot to mention this in the 1st email to staff, i now have millions of mails saying it doesnt work still.

    ahh well at least i can continue to solve the problem and not get beaten up lol

    thanks all
    Have you looked at this thread:

    Deploying Firefox

    Works a treat!

    You will have to follow the customisations later in the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyd View Post
    Why not try portable chrome - Google Chrome Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives ? No need to deploy anything, just run from a shared drive.
    Oops, just been asked to deploy Chrome, so tried this myself. It works fine, right up until the point that you make the files read only. It then complains about being run from a read only location & then suggests it could copy itself somewhere temporarily. Back to the drawing board then...

    This, http://pack.google.com/support/bin/a...=cb&lev=answer, looks interesting - it says it can install for all users on the machine...
    Last edited by tonyd; 21st January 2010 at 03:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyd View Post
    Why not try portable chrome - Google Chrome Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives ? No need to deploy anything, just run from a shared drive.
    To resurrect this thread - I've installed and run chrome from a shared drive, but this way it remembers the browsing history for each visit to the shared drive. How can I run this so that it runs without retaining any data when it closes, or is being accessed by more than one user at a time?

    Thanks, sorry if its a stupid question.

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