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Below is the process I followed for virtualizing Google Chrome 10.0.648.204. I have tested the package on Windows XP, Windows 7 x86 and Windows 7 x64, all ran successfully.

OS used to Package: Windows XP SP3
App-V Sequencer Version: 4.6 w SP1

Note: I used VMWare ESXi for the VM(not that it should matter)

Downloaded GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi

Started the Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer and selected "Create a New Virtual Application Package"

Selected Create Package (default) then selected Next

Validated the the computer did not have any conflicts on the "Prepare Computer" screen

Selected "Standard Application (default)" for the Type of Application

Selected "Perform a custom installation"

Provided "Google Chrome" for the "Virtual Application Package Name"

Installed "GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi" using all the defaults

Upon completion I MOVED the entire "Google" from "C:\Program Files" to "Q:\Google Chrome"

Opened Regedit and replaced all instances of "C:\Program Files\Google" with "Q:\Google Chrome\Google" (there are about 20+ instances)

Copied Chrome.exe from "Q:\Google Chrome\Google\Chrome\Application" to "Q:\Google Chrome\Google\Chrome\Application\10.0.648.204"

Deleted the shortcut located under Start > All Programs > Google Chrome

Created a new shortcut in the same location pointing to "Q:\Google Chrome\Google\Chrome\Application\10.0.648.204\chrome.exe"

Selected "I am finished installing"

Ran Google Chrome on the "Configure Software" screen

Selected "Customize. Further configure the virtual aplication package" on the "Customize" screen

Modified the Shortcuts to add a shortcut to the desktop on the "Edit Shortcuts" screen

Ran Google Chrom on the "Streaming" screen

Selected "Allow this package to run on any operating system" on the "Target OS" screen

Completed creating the package

Done!
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Platform(s): Windows
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Note
Here's my install script (enterprise chrome).

start /wait msiexec /i GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi /qb
copy /y master_preferences "c:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\master_preferences"
reg add HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Update /f /v AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes /d 0
sc stop gupdate
sc config gupdate start= disabled

sc stop gupdatem
sc config gupdatem start= disabled

rem probably better:
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update /f /v DisableAutoUpdateChecksCheckboxValue /d 1 /t reg_dword
schtasks /change /disable /tn GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA
schtasks /change /disable /tn GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore

Here's my master_preferences file. My goals were google search engine, don't bug about default web browser, set homepage, no desktop icon, no getting started page, and no autoupdate. Chrome is very finicky about commas.

{
"homepage" : "http://mywebpage.com",
"homepage_is_newtabpage" : false,
"browser" : {
"show_home_button" : true,
"check_default_browser" : false,
"window_placement": {
"bottom": 1000,
"left": 10,
"maximized": false,
"right": 904,
"top": 10,
"work_area_bottom": 1010,
"work_area_left": 0,
"work_area_right": 1680,
"work_area_top": 0
}
},
"bookmark_bar" : {
"show_on_all_tabs" : true
},
"distribution" : {
"skip_first_run_ui" : true,
"show_welcome_page" : false,
"import_search_engine" : false,
"import_history" : false,
"create_all_shortcuts" : true,
"do_not_launch_chrome" : true,
"make_chrome_default" : false
}
}

EDIT:
The 'gupdate' service got renamed to 'gupdatem'. Sneaky.
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Platform(s): Windows
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The above mentioned method is really nice. But I would like to share how I did it. Please have a look at this blog post of mine:

http://msiworld.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/packaging-google-chrome-for-enterprise.html

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Platform(s): Windows
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Chrome

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Uninstall String

"C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\10.0.648.151\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall --chrome --system-level "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\10.0.648.151\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall --chrome --system-level

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