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    chrome and admx install

    So I'm installing chrome as per

    Windows Quick Start - The Chromium Projects

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    Copy the chrome.admx file to %SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions
    Did this on the server. So far so good but when I use GPMC on a win 7 machine with RSAT I can't see the new settings to edit them.

    Do I need to copy chrome.admx file to %SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions on th local win 7 machine as well to edit them from there?

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    Did this on the server. So far so good but when I use GPMC on a win 7 machine with RSAT I can't see the new settings to edit them.
    Why are you using RSAT on Windows 7 when you have a 2008r2 server?????

    Might just be me but I only use RSAT when the server does not support the policies of new clients, but 2008R2 supports windows 7.

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    Policy Definitions should be installed to %systemroot%\sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefiniti ons, not %SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions.

    Also, RSAT tools are a much better way of doing things - there's no need to be constantly logging into a server itself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Policy Definitions should be installed to %systemroot%\sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefiniti ons, not %SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions.

    Also, RSAT tools are a much better way of doing things - there's no need to be constantly logging into a server itself!
    Yes I tend to use RSAT for that reason: so I don't need to remote on to server.

    So are you saying the official google instructions are wrong ? : http://www.chromium.org/administrato...ws-quick-start

    Also I have a
    C:\Windows\sysvol\domain\Policies\
    but I have no PolicyDefinitions folder under there!

    If I create one and copy in adm and adml ? Will that fix RSAT not seeing chrome settings in GPMC ?
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    - Create a folder in %systemroot%\sysvol\domain\policies called PolicyDefinitions.
    - Copy the contents of %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions into it.
    - Forget %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions exists

    When you open the Group Policy Editor, you should see next to Administrative Templates "Retrieved from the central store".

    How to create the Central Store for Group Policy Administrative Template files in Windows Vista is the MS KB for it.

    If you don't place them in sysvol and have multiple DCs (you should have) then they won't replicate across.

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    Did you copy both the language directories and the chrome.admx file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrstrong View Post
    Yes I tend to use RSAT for that reason: so I don't need to remote on to server.

    So are you saying the official google instructions are wrong ? : Windows Quick Start - The Chromium Projects

    Also I have a
    C:\Windows\sysvol\domain\Policies\
    but I have no PolicyDefinitions folder under there!

    If I create one and copy in adm and adml ? Will that fix RSAT not seeing chrome settings in GPMC ?
    They're not wrong, per se, but they aren't really complete. Putting the admx files in the folder they recommend means the templates only apply to that machine. The end result (the policies) will apply everywhere, but as you've found, RSAT doesn't pick them up.

    Putting them in the sysvol folder means they are picked up by all active directory servers and RSAT clients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    Did you copy both the language directories and the chrome.admx file?
    On our server there was only a en-US folder (not sure why no GB ?!) so I just put the adml file in there

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