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    Question Locking Down Google Chrome

    Hi All,

    We are going to be rolling out chrome to the school, we are looking for a method to disable the ability to go into the "Settings" panel within chrome

    Any Ideas ?

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    Will

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    Google provide a Group Policy object you can use to control what chrome does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TronXP View Post
    Google provide a Group Policy object you can use to control what chrome does.
    Hi TronXP, i have looked in the ADM policy file and was unable to find the option to do this ? Are you able to provide any more information ?

    Cheers

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    If you add chrome to the Disable URL protocol schemes GPO, this will block the Settings page (in addition to everything else that is accessed via a chrome:// URL).

    I don't block the Settings page for our students because it's easy enough to grey out the individual settings you do not want them changing by configuring them through Group Policy.

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    we do exactly that, it might be that you need to get to the settings just to see what is configured even if you can't actually change it as staff or students.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    If you add chrome to the Disable URL protocol schemes GPO, this will block the Settings page (in addition to everything else that is accessed via a chrome:// URL).

    I don't block the Settings page for our students because it's easy enough to grey out the individual settings you do not want them changing by configuring them through Group Policy.
    How would i go about blocking this URL via the GPO ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wroberts View Post
    How would I go about blocking this URL via the GPO?
    It looks like Google have deprecated that setting now, so you would need to add chrome to the URLBlacklist policy instead.

    Code:
    Computer Configuration » Administrative Templates » Google » Google Chrome » Block access to a list of URLs » Enabled » click Show » add chrome to the list
    If it has worked, you'll see the following message if you go to Settings after restarting Chrome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    It looks like Google have deprecated that setting now, so you would need to add chrome to the URLBlacklist policy instead.

    Code:
    Computer Configuration » Administrative Templates » Google » Google Chrome » Block access to a list of URLs » Enabled » click Show » add chrome to the list
    If it has worked, you'll see the following message if you go to Settings after restarting Chrome.

    Cheers arthur ! However I dont seem to have that option in the adm pack I have any chance you have a copy of your adm package or could you export yours ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wroberts View Post
    I don't seem to have that option in the adm pack I have
    I am using the latest Chrome ADMX & ADML files from here since we have Windows 7 on our PCs.

    There's also an .adm file in the zip file for older versions of Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I am using the latest Chrome ADMX & ADML files from here since we have Windows 7 on our PCs.

    There's also an .adm file in the zip file for older versions of Windows.
    I have added the selection as requested and it doesn't appear to work ! ?
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    This is now working!

    I had to add the following in to prevent settings from opening !

    chrome://*

    Thank you all for your Help !

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    There is an inexpensive product called Inteset Secure Lockdown for Chrome that locks down both Windows and Google Chrome. It has granular control of Chrome lock down capabilities without the fuss. Way easier than using the Group Policy method. You can find it here.



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