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Install Chrome extensions via GPO - problem

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  • Hello,

    I have a problem installing Chrome extensions via GPO.
    I've a following scenario:
    - 2 GPOs configured to install different extension (setting: Configure the list of force-installed extensions)
    - every GPO assigned to different AD group

    Result: Only one extension is installed (from GPO with higher priority), always GPO with lower priority is ignored, I mean extension because when I give in cmd: gpresult /r each GPO is processed.

    Have you any advice to install these extensions via different GPOs?
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 2:36 PM

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  • > You could also take a look at the articles below. It shows how the
    > Software Installation Extension Works.
     
    Mary, he's referring to the Chrome ADMX templates ->
     From the ADM template:
             POLICY !!ExtensionInstallForcelist_Policy
              #if version >= 4
                SUPPORTED !!SUPPORTED_WINXPSP2
              #endif
              EXPLAIN !!ExtensionInstallForcelist_Explain
               PART !!ExtensionInstallForcelist_Part  LISTBOX
                KEYNAME
    "Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\ExtensionInstallForcelist"
                VALUEPREFIX ""
              END PART
            END POLICY
     From the ADMX template:
     
    <policy class="Both" displayName="$(string.ExtensionInstallForcelist)"
    explainText="$(string.ExtensionInstallForcelist_Explain)"
    key="Software\Policies\Google\Chrome" name="ExtensionInstallForcelist"
    presentation="$(presentation.ExtensionInstallForcelist)">
          <parentCategory ref="Extensions"/>
          <supportedOn ref="SUPPORTED_WINXPSP2"/>
          <elements>
            <list id="ExtensionInstallForcelistDesc"
    key="Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\ExtensionInstallForcelist"
    valuePrefix=""/>
          </elements>
        </policy>
     
    Both define this setting as a list, but unfortunately, both do NOT
    define this list as "additive". That means that last writer wins - the
    effective GPO will define this setting, overwriting anything from
    previously applied GPOs.
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    Monday, September 21, 2015 10:37 AM

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