Using GPO to edit Google Chrome Geolocation settings


  • Hi,

    I am trying to add a few websites to Chrome's Geolocation (if user opens a website which wants to track user's location, there is a pop up prompt which allows to choose between "Allow" or "Disallow") list using GPO. Normally these settings are stored in Preferences file, which is located in %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default. Google provides their own ADMX templates, which allows to configure Geolocation's default behavior only, like:

    • 1 = Allow sites to track the users' physical location
    • 2 = Do not allow any site to track the users' physical location
    • 3 = Ask whenever a site wants to track the users' physical location

    I would like to have a little bit "deeper" configuration: I would like to add a specific website with parameter "allow" or "disallow", so the user will not get prompt for specific website. 

    Thanks for the help.


    Monday, March 07, 2016 6:07 AM


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  • Hi,
    Am 07.03.2016 um 07:07 schrieb mm1492:
    > I would like to have a little bit "deeper" configuration:
    If it is not inside the ADMx, you can´t.
    Create a wichlist/suggest at the chromium project page.
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Windows Server - Group Policy
    GPO Tool: - Registry Export File Converter
    Monday, March 07, 2016 6:45 AM
  • Hi,

    According to my research, DefaultGeolocationSetting policy is a global setting which could not meet your requirement. Since the ADM/ADMX templates of Group Policies for Google Chrome is provided by Google, you'd better ask for some help from them.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang

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    Tuesday, March 08, 2016 3:08 AM