Configure Google Chrome using Group Policy in Windows 10

Google Chrome is the world’s most used web browser according to statistics. But the main thing that gives the Internet Explorer an edge over it is the fact that it can be configured and calibrated using Windows Group Policy Editor. This makes Internet Explorer particularly useful in the Enterprise sector. These Group Policies help an Administrator configure their browser as per their conditions.  But you can now use the Group Policy to configure Google Chrome as well. We have already seen how to integrate Firefox with Windows Group Policy, now let us see how to configure  Google Chrome via Group Policy.

Configure Chrome using Group Policy

You can start by getting the latest templates and documentation for Google Chrome in a ZIP Archive from google.com. And after it is downloaded, extract its contents into a separate folder.

Now we have to add the template to the local computer

Type in gpedit.msc in the Search box and hit Enter. Once Group Policy Editor opens, navigate to the following setting-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates

Right click on the right side panel and click on Add/Remove Templates… from the context menu.

It will open a new window. Select Add and then navigate to the location where you extracted the downloaded templates and documentation.

From the cluster of files inside the following location-

Windows/ADM/am/EN-US

Select the file named as chrome.adm.

Finally, click on Close in the Add/Remove Templates mini window.

Now, when you navigate to this following location, you will find all the Group Policy Editor entries for Google Chrome-

Configure Google Chrome using Group Policy

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates (ADM) > Google

Now using the Windows Group Policy Editor, you will able to configure Google Chrome browser on your computer.

Hope this helps!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.