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Delicate Question about: Force Home Page for All Users in Chrome browser via GPO?

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  • Hello Forum,

    We are launching a new internal website Which we would like it to be the home page in Google Chrome for ALL our users in the whole organization. Already I have done some research about the GPO, and I found instructions like: (https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/187202?hl=en) and (https://4sysops.com/archives/ group-policy-for-firefox-and-chrome /).
    However, my questions are:

    1) What will happen if some of our users Usually use the Chrome browser, and they are logged and sync-ed with their own Google's accounts and Their Own bookmarks associated with that? 

    I mean what will happen to the GPO forced action? Will our internal website be sync-ed to Google's servers? Will it even appear as a home page, Or, will it be overwritten / overruled with the Existing bookmarks?

    2) What will happen when the infrastucture team installs some patched e.g. security updates or the like? Will the home page be gone (reset)? Or, the GPO Will Remain effective?

    I would appreciate any inputs and links, Please!
    Monday, May 30, 2016 6:55 PM

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  • although I have not tested it, the reference you mentioned (https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/187202) seems to make it quite clear that there is an 'Order of Precedence' which answers your Q1.

     Machine Policy -> OS-user policy -> Chrome profile

    For your Q2, updates to Windows are not relevant to how Chrome does (or does not) honor Chrome policies.
    For updates to Chrome itself, and if/how that affects Chrome ability to honor Chrome policies, this would be a question for the Chrome support team?


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    Monday, May 30, 2016 9:52 PM

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  • although I have not tested it, the reference you mentioned (https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/187202) seems to make it quite clear that there is an 'Order of Precedence' which answers your Q1.

     Machine Policy -> OS-user policy -> Chrome profile

    For your Q2, updates to Windows are not relevant to how Chrome does (or does not) honor Chrome policies.
    For updates to Chrome itself, and if/how that affects Chrome ability to honor Chrome policies, this would be a question for the Chrome support team?


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    Monday, May 30, 2016 9:52 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    In addition, you could download and install google chrome .admx file to configure the settings of chrome.

    For more information, you could refer to the article below.

    How to import Google Chrome Policy Settings in Windows

    http://www.technospot.net/blogs/how-to-import-google-chrome-group-policy-settings-in-windows/

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:13 AM
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