Deploying Chrome via Microsoft Intune

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Hi All,

I have a significant number of laptops where the Chrome browser is installed manually. Now my intention is to deploy Chrome to those devices via Intune. What would be the best practice for achieving this?
Thank you in advance.

Posted by  Anonymous member in HTMD FB Group

Answers ( 5 )

  1. Replied by Mark Layton

    Sean Bravener, would a remediation script be a good option here?

    Replied by Sean Bravener

    Installing and uninstalling app remediation does not work well. You could push out a one-time script to uninstall Chrome across the board and then use Intune 32-bit apps to redeploy

    Replied by Saul Prra

    Use a win32app and use the detection rule to install over the existing version and install a new one

  2. Replied by Joe Bowers

    Sean Bravener chrome admxs are natively supported now no need to import into Intune

    Replied by Sean Bravener

    Joe Bowers, the base functions are supported natively, but new feature sets can be delayed. If there is a super awesome feature that comes out with a certain release, you can import the admx to obtain that outside of the update cycle for Intune

    Replied by Joe Bowers

    Sean Bravener makes sense.

  3. Replied by Joe Bowers

    Anonymous members have a look at the part. It’s a nice framework for all this and takes a lot of the headache out of app deployment and config management if you know what you’re doing

    Replied by Anonymous member

    Joe Bowers, Thank you for this clue. I’ll surely explore it.

    Replied by Tommy Moran

    Sean Bravener I usually package the installer into the installer, I just need to make sure you’re capturing all versions of chrome!

  4. Replied by Sean Bravener

    Place both in the same directory when you package the app.
    Create a bat file that calls the powershell script and then pauses, and then calls the installer.
    The command line for the win32 package should be installer.bat (or whatever you called the bat file)
    Alternatively, you can create a separate PS script and package that separately and use that as a prerequisite for the Chrome installer.
    Really is your choice as to what works for you. (as with everything else MS does, there are 10 ways to accomplish the same task)

    Replied by Anonymous member

    Sean Bravener, Thank you very much for your detailed response; it was truly helpful!

    Replied by Sean Bravener

    Glad to help. Trial and error is your best teacher. I have my own tenant to test this stuff and play around. Well worth the expense

  5. Replied by Sean Bravener

    To ensure they are all running the same version, the best option is to create a Powershell script to uninstall the previous version and then install the new package (Chrome for Enterprise, I am assuming)
    Also, make sure you import the latest ADMX into Intune so you can manage all the features.

    Replied by Anonymous member

    Sean Bravener, Thanks very much for your reply. The versions aren’t the same because the updates weren’t controlled for this app.

    Replied by Anonymous member

    Sean Bravener One more question – do I need to run the PowerShell script separately, or is there a way to run it with the Intune app deployment?

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