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4. Deploy and test

Installing Chrome browser from an MSI overrides any version of Chrome browser installed by a user. Here’s where Chrome is installed and linked for the 2 types of installers:

  • User Level: "%USER DATA%\Google\Chrome\Application\"
  • System Level: "Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\"

Note: Chrome browser doesn't allow an older version to be installed over a newer version. Chrome browser MSI being installed should be newer than the version already deployed. For example, Chrome browser version 62 can’t overwrite version 63.

Step 1: Push the MSI package

There are several ways .msi files can be distributed to managed Windows computers, including:

  • Active Directory Group Policy Management
  • HP Client Automation
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

If you’re using SMS or other tools to deploy software, you should push the Chrome browser MSI package just like you would for any other .msi installation. Or, you can run the file on the target machines directly and silently with the msiexec /q /l GoogleChrome.msi command.

Step 2: Test your installation

For each scenario or type of policy setup you want to deploy:

  1. On each computer in the test group, go to chrome://policy.
  2. Verify that the correct policies are in effect. For details, see View a device’s current Chrome policies.
  3. If you don’t see the correct policies or settings, open a command line and enter gpupdate /force to force Group Policy Management Editor to update.

Next steps

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