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    Installing Google Chrome on a network

    Can someone point me in the direction of an msi that will work? And are there templates? I have tried several versions now and either they hang on installation or they dont even try.
    Server 2008R2 with mostly Win 7 clients

    Anything I need to be aware of?

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    Here are the links for the downloads. I haven't got as far as installing it yet so can't really say if there are any gotchas to be aware of.

    Chrome-Browser

    Policy Templates - The Chromium Projects

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    It's been our default browser for a couple of years now, no real issues.

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    Sadly @stevenewman - that is the installer I have and it just wont work for some reason

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    Is it a standard Windows network?

    Or an OEM variation?

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    The Chrome For Business/Education was fine here - not sure why you're having problems.

    There's a few fun gotchas with GPO configuration - getting the home page set right, getting favourites to follow, blocking sign-in/web store - but I can send you over the settings I've been cobbling together if you want a headstart on that. Once you get it tied down correctly it's pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    either they hang on installation or they dont even try.
    Have you tried the fix in this thread?

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    Thanks @X-13
    I am sure that would work but I dont really understand what I would have to do -bit beyond my somewhat limited capabilities I'm afraid...Was hoping someone had produced an msi that incorporated that and therefore worked...
    The link mentions an mst file but I cant see it!
    Last edited by witch; 30th November 2012 at 01:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Thanks @X-13
    Was hoping someone had produced an msi that incorporated that and therefore worked...
    I bare no responsibility for any damage this may or may not do to your network...

    Google Chrome non-updatey MSI.

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    @X-13 thanks @sonofsanta -yes please!

    Standard network BTW

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    MST is here is you want/need it.

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    Dont confuse me
    Do I want the msi or the mst?
    Damn you, acronyms..

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Dont confuse me
    Do I want the msi or the mst?
    Damn you, acronyms..
    MSI if you want to just install it.

    MST if you want to modify your OLD MSI... Or if the NEW MSI doesn't work.

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    You're deploying with GPO?

    Grab the MSI and the MST, when you add the software, choose the Advanced option on the little dialog with three options. Then go to the Modifications tab and Add the MST file. Simples!

    GPO settings - PM me your email and I'll send over the report from my GPO, easiest way. EDIT NEVER MIND I HAVE YOUR EMAIL ANYWAY, I'll send it over now

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Grab the MSI and the MST
    The MSI I linked has, apparently, already been tweaked to not need the MST.

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