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Windows Thread, Google chrome ADM/ADMX in Technical; Just started looking at this here, too. Immediate problem I've found is that it stores a lot of config settings ...
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    Just started looking at this here, too.

    Immediate problem I've found is that it stores a lot of config settings in the local user profile, not the roaming one. Can that be changed? Alternatively, will that stop being a problem once I start using the ADMX files? At present, it is just a local install (from MSI) on my own computer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Do you simply want to redirect the bookmarks file so that it isn't stored in the local AppData folder or do you want Chrome to be able to access IEs favourites like Firefox can with the PlainOldFavorites add-on?

    As you probably know, Google Chrome stores your favourites in a JSON file called Bookmarks which is completely different to how Internet Explorer saves its favourites.

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    "%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks"
    Something like plainoldfavorites would be perfect.

    I can find the bookmarks file, it exists in my users local appdata, but when she creates a bookmark the next time she logs off and on again it doesn't reappear >_<

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    I can find the bookmarks file, it exists in my users local appdata, but when she creates a bookmark the next time she logs off and on again it doesn't reappear >_<
    I found the same problem - our PCs are set to delete the local profiles at logoff and pull a fresh one down each time, and whichever folder Chrome is writing to isn't being uploaded into the roaming profile.

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    Sup, what is the difference from adm to admx type of Chrome policy templates ?

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    ADM = Windows Server 2003
    ADMX = Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 / 2012

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    ok thanks

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    Our Head of ICT just told me they need Google Chrome for next year, so this thread will be very useful! Thanks to all those who have helped so far!

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    I've pretty much got this working the way I want to with just a few snags that I'd like to iron out:

    1. Can I disable Extensions altogether? I've not been able to see a way of disabling this at all and under my test student account, it pretty much lets me install anything.

    2. A lot of the advanced settings are still unlocked. E.g:
    Manage Search Engines
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    Privacy (Content Settings)
    Web Content (Font Size etc)
    Languages

    Does anyone know how to lock down these settings?

    3. If I wanted to deploy my own choice extensions (for argument sake, lets say, Stylish, or Angry Birds etc) how can this be done and how can I download the extension files to deploy out to the PCs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    I've pretty much got this working the way I want to with just a few snags that I'd like to iron out:

    1. Can I disable Extensions altogether? I've not been able to see a way of disabling this at all and under my test student account, it pretty much lets me install anything.
    I've not tested it yet but the policy under 'Extensions > Configure extension installation blacklist' says you can set a value of '*' and it will blacklist all extensions.

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    Thanks, that worked perfectly. Now, does anyone know how to download the .crx files for any extensions that the ICT dept. may want downloaded? And also point 2, blocking most of the advanced settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    I found the same problem - our PCs are set to delete the local profiles at logoff and pull a fresh one down each time, and whichever folder Chrome is writing to isn't being uploaded into the roaming profile.
    Did anyone ever find a fix for this? One of the big things holding me back from deploying chrome.

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    Any update for the bookmarks? Need to get this working

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    What's the bookmark issue?

    Strongly considering a move to Chrome here, since a) it is faster, and b) we use Google Apps which increasingly often seems to be a little temperamental in IE.

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    Basically Chrome doesn't allow the use of Roaming Profile data for things like Bookmarks they want you to use the Sync system. So everyone has to log into a google account to make it work, which is crap for a none personal computer situation.
    Someone already posted about this last year and as of today it's still the same, so I don't think it's something google are going to "fix"
    Google Chrome Bookmarks

    It's a shame because I was already to deploy it, had all my permissions set and everything but I could never fix the bookmark problem so I looked it up and this is what I found. Disappointed to say the least.

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    Couldn't you write a logoff script that copies the bookmarks from the local user profile to a location on the network then copies them back at next logon? OK it's not an ideal solution but it would work and allows you to get rid of IE as the default browser

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