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How to push a Google Chrome homepage (SharePoint URL) via Intune on Azure Domain joined devices (Windows 10) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi There,

    Is there is any easy way to manage the Chrome Home page via Intune? we tried few things and couldn't get it working. We are rolling a new Intranet site (sharepoint site) and we would like make this site as default homepage on all devices just before we go live.

    Thanks


    • Edited by Bobby1704 Monday, September 9, 2019 2:20 PM
    Monday, September 9, 2019 2:17 PM

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  • There are several options: admx ingestion, powershell script and packaging the registry settings as an MSI.

    Which one have you tried so far? :-)

    I have walked through how one can install Chrome extensions using Intune. The approach is the same, just some different registry keys: https://www.imab.dk/install-google-chrome-extensions-using-microsoft-intune/


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    Monday, September 9, 2019 7:13 PM
  • Hello,

    You can create custom profile in Intune by using Chrome ADMX ingestion. You can follow the steps introduced in the article below.

    https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/9102677?hl=en

    For the specific settings, you can refer to the followings, which works for me. I added three OMA-URI settings, and you can view the detailed settings as below.

    Item 1

    Name 

    Chrome ADMX Ingestion

    OMA-URI

    ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/ConfigOperations/ADMXInstall/Chrome/Policy/ChromeAdmx

    Value

    Copy and Paste the content of chrome.admx file. You can download the Chrome ADMX templates.

    ----------------------------

    Item 2

    Name 

    ShowHomeButton

    OMA-URI

    ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Chrome~Policy~googlechrome/ShowHomeButton

    Value

    <enabled/>

    ----------------------------

    Item 3

    Name 

    HomePageLocation

    OMA-URI

    ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Chrome~Policy~googlechrome~Homepage/HomepageLocation

    Value

    <enabled/>
    <data id="HomepageLocation" value="https://www.microsoft.com"/>

    Best regards,

    Andy Liu



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    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:04 AM
  • hi Andy

    We tried the Chrome ADMX Ingestion  but we are getting a error.

    we created two policies one for the Chrome ADMX templates which works fine, and then we created another policy for home page but we are getting a error.

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8:51 AM
  • Hello,

    You should put the ADMX template, showhomebutton and homepagelocation settings together in one policy.

    Please see the screenshot and settings in my previous reply above.

    Best regards,

    Andy Liu


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    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:05 AM
  • Hi Andy,

    please see below, screenshot of our settings,we cant still get to work :(


    • Edited by Bobby1704 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:31 PM
    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:31 PM
  • The value of the home page location setting is interesting here. It's not visible on your screenshot though.

    It should be configured like this:

    Here's another post which explains everything nicely: https://ccmexec.com/2018/09/managing-google-chrome-version-69-and-later-using-intune/


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    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:40 PM
  • hi Martin,

    See below, the print screen with the values. Looks similar to yours?

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:46 PM
  • Looks OK yes.

    How are you assigning the profile? This should be assigned to devices.

    What's the status of the assignment? You can drill down on each device and see the status of the exact setting:


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    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:53 PM
  • hi martin,

    We change the assignment to devices but still getting a error :( 

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:33 PM
  • What about the actual admx ingestion. Did that succeed? That's the OMA-URI setting in Andy's example named Chrome ADMX Ingestion.

    I can't see the actual error message in your screenshot.

    Have you considered alternatives? Admx ingestion is not the best solution here imo. Packaging the required registry keys in a MSI takes 2mins and is a much smoother experience/process.


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    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:56 PM
  •  yah the ADMX Ingestion tasked worked ok, but other two are failing and we are not getting any detail error report :(
    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:54 PM
  • Hello,

    After you changed the assignment, please perform the sync action manually on the client device, so that it can check in for updating the policy.

    On the client device, you can view the detailed log messages by opening event viewer, and navigate to Applications and Services Logs / Microsoft / Windows / DeviceManagement-Enterprise-Diagnostics-Provider. You should get the error details about the policy.

    By the way, just in case, please make sure the following requirements are met.

    • Chrome Browser version 69 or later
    • Any edition of Windows 10 except Windows Home

    Best regards,

    Andy Liu


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    Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:03 AM
  • Hi Andy

    We are using Chrome 76.0 and the windows 10 enterprise (19.03).  Please check the error below and lets know if we are doing anything wrong :(


    Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:09 AM
  • Hello,

    In the policy, could you please confirm that you copy and paste the whole content of chrome.admx, not partial?

    You can search for HomepageLocation keyword in the Ingest Chrome ADMX setting.

    Additionally, on the client device, please confirm the ingested ADMX from the registry at location:

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Provisioning\NodeCache\CSP\Device\MS DM Server\Nodes

    Then, you should search for the google keyword, and find out the location for the ingested chrome admx.

    Finally, you can use the following command for getting the content of the ingested admx.

    Get-ItemProperty -Path Registry::”HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Provisioning\NodeCache\CSP\Device\MS DM Server\Nodes\1221″ | Select-Object “ExpectedValue” | Format-List * | Out-File c:\IngestedChromeADMX.txt

    Best regards,

    Andy Liu


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    Monday, September 16, 2019 6:58 AM