12/29/2009 91997 views

Dear All ,

Is there any silent installation switches available to install google chrome silently ..?

I have tried /S switch as suggested in some forms , but it was not installing silently ..

Can any one give me a solution .

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IIRC, the default download installs from the web. You need to d/l the stand-alone installer and it is THAT which supports the '/S' switch.
Answered 12/29/2009 by: VBScab
Red Belt

Thanks for the info . Will try the standalone installer ...
Answered 12/29/2009 by: MajesticMurugesan
Orange Belt

Answered 01/11/2010 by: PackageExpert
Blue Belt

Anyone know how to do the Google Chrome install silently for All Users? I downloaded the standalone GoogleChromeAllUsers.exe from pack.google.com. Can't seem to find a working silent switch.

Or if anyone else knows of another place to get a Chrome stand-alone app that can install silently for All Users let me know. Thanks!
Answered 03/04/2010 by: gilm0079
Yellow Belt

Maybe a late reply but here is how I did Google Chrome 5.0.375.126.

Package Notes
Download Location: http://dl.google.com/chrome/install/375.126/chrome_installer.exe

The user will have the choice to set Chrome as the default browser
Updating Google Chrome within the application is not possible

Package Customization
Google Chrome will be installed under "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application",
for 64bit operating system "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application".

### Creating MSI package from Standalone Chrome installer

# How to get a specific Stable Standalone Chrome installer version
Download Location: http://dl.google.com/chrome/install/<Version Number>/chrome_installer.exe
Replace <Version Number> with the version you want to download.
For instance, to download the stable release version 5.0.375.126 the download location will be

# Install Google Chrom (under "C:\Program Files")
chrome_installer.exe --system-level

Remove the uninstall-shortcut

# Prevent the (first launch) configuration dialog
Create an empty file under "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data" and name it "First Run"

# Prevent version handling in the future
Move the content from "%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\5.0.375.126" to "%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application"
Delete "%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\5.0.375.126"

Remove the version (5.0.375.126) folder (path) from the InstallerSuccessLaunchCmdLine entry under
(ex. InstallerSuccessLaunchCmdLine="C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe")

# Add support for Windows 64bit
Open chrome_installer.exe using 7-Zip
Browse to the "chrome.7z\Chrome-bin" folder and copy the wow_helper.exe file
Install "wow_helper.exe" under "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application" for 64bit OS (use a condition of VersionNT64)

Deployment Information
msiexec /i Chrome.msi /qb-!

msiexec /x <ProductCode> /qb-!
Answered 08/21/2010 by: AngelD
Red Belt

I posted this as Google closed a bug report I'd commented on, which while not a bug I believe it was short sighted.

"For anyone reading this looking for a true enterprise version.
Here's a quick guide to get you started, maybe Google could take pointers if they want to take enterprise users seriously.

I cannot find anything in the EULA to prevent this http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en-GB/eula_text.html however I will have it thoroughly checked before deploying it and I suggest you do the same.

1. Get the GPO pack and decide your settings, disabling Google Update (for at Least Chrome) completely. Setting Install and Update to 0.
This will stop admins and users alike installing Chrome from any method (I've found).

2. Set the Chrome policies in the GPO (careful of the content settings as at the time of writing this the downloaded ADM file has the wrong values for some of the registry keys. Find the keys that are not being set correctly and modify the ADM file increasing the registry key values by 1)

3. Download the 'Chrome_Installer.exe' from
http://dl.google.com/chrome/install/<Version Number>/chrome_installer.exe
where version number for '12.0.742.100' would be '742.100'

4. Repackage the executable using the cmd line 'chrome_intaller.exe --system-level' using you favorite Application packaging software (WISE and AdminStudio tested OK), you should be able to use AppDeploy's Re-packager too.

5. Customize the package, removing the uninstall shortcut and some registry keys. You may wish to change the install directory to avoid future issues (remember to change the registry keys to match). If you need to deal with 64bit machines you need to extract the 'wow_helper.exe' from the Chrome.7z and place it with the Chrome.exe and use logic to only install on 64bit machines (see the thank you below). That said on my Windows 7 64bit I had no issues without the 'wow_helper.exe' being present but I guess it is there for a reason. This a good time to put in a custom 'master_preferences' file (I've attached mine if it helpes).

6. Package your MSI and deploy as you wish, standard MSI commands apply. If you're using WISE set the MSI to uninstall old versions (haven't tried with other packaging software) and then to release a new version after testing, repeat procedure and the MSI will update automatically previous versions.

Thanks go out to all the frustrated admins out there trying to get this working correctly in their own environments. Google Chrome is good! please let us use it?

Special thanks go out to AngelD from AppDeploy.com for the final pieces of the puzzle. http://itninja.com/question/faulttree-106478"
Answered 07/22/2011 by: Smiley1244
Yellow Belt

It would be great if you could post this in the 'Package KB' for Chrome.
Answered 07/22/2011 by: VBScab
Red Belt


For Enterprise deplooyment of Chrome, please follow this link:

Answered 06/05/2012 by: piyushnasa
Red Belt


The deployment of many versions of Google Chrome are detailed in our Package KB: http://www.itninja.com/software/google/chrome/versions

Version 64 is covered here: http://www.itninja.com/software/google/chrome/64-4

Answered 09/06/2013 by: bkelly
Red Belt

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