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Deploying Chrome extension using Group Policy

IT administrators can set Chrome policies to install our Chrome extension on their corporate-managed computers. Chrome extension is installed on computers silently and users cannot uninstall it.

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Note: This article provides instructions for Windows users. If you are Mac or Linux user, please follow Google instructions how to setup Chrome policy.

1. There are two types of policy templates available, an ADM and an ADMX template. You’ll want to verify which template type you can use on your network (ADM templates are designed for Windows XP / Server 2003, whereas ADMX templates are for Windows Vista onwards.). These templates show which registry keys you can set to configure Chrome, and what the acceptable values are. Chrome looks at the values set in these registry keys to determine how to act.

2. Download Google Chrome templates and documentation.

3. Unpack downloaded zip file. You’ll see folders ‘windows’ and ‘common’. Open ‘windows’ folder and then open folder ‘admx’ (or ‘adm’ if on Windows XP / Server 2003).


4. Copy file ‘chrome.admx’ and appropriate local folder (for example folder ‘en-US’) to folder where policy definitions on your computer are stored (usually c:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\). If you are on Windows XP / Server 2003, just copy appropriate ‘chrome.adm’ file (for example ‘en-US\chrome.adm’).


5. Click on Start button, type ‘Run’ and click ‘Enter’. Run popup window will open.

6. Type ‘gpedit.msc’ and click OK. Local Computer Policy Editor will open.


7. Navigate to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Google > Google Chrome > Extensions.

8. Double-click item ‘Configure the list of force-installed apps and extensions’. Popup window will open.



9. Select ‘Enabled’ radio button and click ‘Show’ button. ‘Show Contents’ popup window will open.

10. Enter value ‘ibgkfepjabgnmpjojcnbcjfgeoklfdfk;’ into text field and click OK button.


11. Click OK button in ‘Configure the list of force-installed apps and extensions’ and close ‘Local Group Editor’ window.

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