Deploy Google Chrome with GPO

Steps to deploy Google Chrome with GPO together with CIS Benchmark v2.0

  1. Download Google Chrome Enterprise Package

  2. Copy the Google ChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi to \\Software$

\\Software is the Share Folder in AD Server for Software Deployment via Group Policy

  1. Open Group Policy Management Editor and Go to Default Domain Policy – Computer Configuration – Policies – Software Settings – Software Installation. Assign the Chrome to be deployed to all Domain Computers

  2. Select the UNC Path (Network Path) where the ChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi is

  1. Select Assigned to deploy Chrome to computer

  1. Google Chrome is configured in Software Installation

  1. Google Chrome will be installed automatically after Domain Joined Computers restarted and the computer policy is applied

Import Group Policy Template to manage Google Chrome

  1. Copy the ADMX & ADML Files to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Copy-Item C:\Users\Admin\Downloads\GoogleChromeEnterpriseBundle64\Configuration\admx\*.admx -Destination C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Copy-Item C:\Users\Admin\Downloads\GoogleChromeEnterpriseBundle64\Configuration\admx\en-US\*.adml  -Destination C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\

  1. Configure the Recommended GPO Settings based on CIS-GoogleChrome Benchmark version 2.0
  2. You can also download my Backup GPO for CIS-GoogleChrome and restored it with GPMC and extracted it to C:\GPO Backup

  3. Right click on Group Policy Object and select New

  1. Enter a friendly name for this new GPO

  1. Right click on the new GPO and select Import Settings

  1. Click Next

  1. Click Next

  1. Browse to the C:\GPO Backup

  1. Click Next

  1. Verify the settings for Google Chrome

We will try to use Chrome with the new GPO applied in our lab, and update is there is any issues found soon.

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