Deploy Google Chrome Update with SCCM Step by Step Guide

Let’s go through the SCCM Deployment guide for the Google Chrome browser installation on SCCM managed Windows 10 or 11 devices in your organization.

In this post, you will learn how to install and update the Chrome x64 version with SCCM application model. I also explained other methods to deploy Chrome updates with SCCM third-party patching solutions.

NOTE! – There is a 0-Day bug with Chrome Browsers. Update the Google Chrome browsers immediately. More details – Chrome’s audio component (CVE-2019-13720) while the other resides in the PDFium (CVE-2019-13721) library.

Download Google Chrome

You can download the Google Chrome x64 version (Chrome v. 78.0.3904.87) from the following Google Server. Set up and deploy the Chrome browser in your organization with the SCCM application model.

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Create Google Chrome Application Package

Copy the downloaded Google Chrome MSI (GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi) to the package source location of the SCCM server.

Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM - Package Source  GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM – Package Source GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi
  • Navigate to SCCM Console \Software Library\Overview\Application Management\Applications

Right-click on Applications and select Create Application.

Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM  - Create Google Chrome Application
Creation of Google Chrome with SCCM Application – Create Google Chrome Application

Browse through the package source location and Select GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi.

  • Click on open from Windows Explorer
Deploy Google Chrome Update with SCCM Step by Step Guide 1
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM – Package Source

Click on NEXT to continue Google Chrome with SCCM (Specify Settings for this application)

Google Chrome with SCCM - Specify Settings for this application
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM update – Specify Settings for this application.

Click NEXT to continue.

Application name: Google Chrome
Publisher:
Software version:
Deployment type name: Google Chrome - Windows Installer (*.msi file)
Product Code: {5F3900B4-8F6A-3918-9E34-4966E92196D8}
Installation behavior: Install for system
Content location: \SCCM_Prod\Sources\MSI\Chrome\
Number of files: 1
Content files:
GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM - View Imported information
Creation Google Chrome with SCCM Application – View Imported information
  • Google Chrome Command Line for SCCM Application deployment
    • msiexec /i “GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi” /q

Click on NEXT to continue to Specify the Information about the application Window.

Deploy Google Chrome Update with SCCM Step by Step Guide 2
Creation of Google Chrome with SCCM Application – Specify the Information about the application

Confirm the settings for the application Google Chrome and click on NEXT.

NOTE! – Google Chrome MSI automatically populates all the descriptions.

General Information:
• Application name: Chrome
• Administrator comments:
• Publisher: Google
• Software version: 78.0.3904.87
• Optional reference:
Categories:
Deployment type name: Google Chrome - Windows Installer (*.msi file)
Requirement rules:
Content:
• Content location: \SCCM_Prod\Sources\MSI\Chrome\
• Installation program: msiexec /i "GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi" /q
Detection Method:
• Product code: {5F3900B4-8F6A-3918-9E34-4966E92196D8}
User Experience:
• Installation behavior: Install for system
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM - Confirm the Settings for this Application
Creation Google Chrome with SCCM Application – Confirm the Settings for this Application

Click on the Complete button to finish the creation of Google Chrome with SCCM.

Success: General Information:
• Application name: Chrome
• Administrator comments:
• Publisher: Google
• Software version: 78.0.3904.87
• Optional reference:
Success: Categories:
Success: Deployment type name: Google Chrome - Windows Installer (*.msi file)
Success: Requirement rules:
Success: Content:
• Content location: \SCCM_Prod\Sources\MSI\Chrome\
• Installation program: msiexec /i "GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi" /q
Success: Detection Method:
• Product code: {5F3900B4-8F6A-3918-9E34-4966E92196D8}
Success: User Experience:
• Installation behavior: Install for system
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM - Create Application Wizard Completed Successfully
Create Google Chrome with SCCM – Create Application Wizard Completed Successfully

Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM

It’s time to deploy the Google Chrome browser to Windows 11 and Windows 10 devices in your organization. Follow the steps to complete the SCCM application deployment for the Google Chrome browser.

  • Select the Google Chrome application
  • Right Click Google Chrome application and Deploy
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM – Select the Chrome application

Select the Deploy option from the right-click menu.

Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM - Click on Deploy
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM – Click on Deploy

Select the Collection in which you want to deploy the Google Chrome update. Click on NEXT.

Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM - Select collection and click NEXT
Deploy Google Chrome Update with SCCM – Select Collection and click NEXT

Select DPs or DP groups you want to distribute in the Specify the Content Distribution window. Click on Next to continue.

Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM - Add the DP - Specify the Content Distribution
Deploy Google Chrome Update with SCCM – Add the DP – Specify the Content Distribution
  • Select Action Install or Uninstall. I selected Install to install Google Chrome on those devices.

Select Purpose Required, or you can make it an available application if you want. Click NEXT to continue.

Deploy Google Chrome Update with SCCM - Specify settings to control how the software is deployed
Deploy Google Chrome Update with SCCM – Specify settings to control how the software is deployed.

Google Chrome Scheduling options from Specify the schedule for this deployment window. You have loads of Chrome deployment schedule options.

  • Schedule the application to be available at
  • You can also specify the deadline if you want to deploy the Chrome update after off-hours
    • As Soon As Possible after the available time.
    • You can schedule the deadline as per your requirement
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM - Schedule the deployments
Deploy Google Chrome Update with SCCM – Schedule the deployments

Specify the user experience for the installation of Chrome software on the selected devices.

  • Specify user experience setting for the deployment
    • Display in Software Center and only show notifications for computer restarts
  • Click on the Next button
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM - User Experience
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM – User Experience

Specify Configuration Manager and Operations Manager alert options. Click on NEXT (All default settings selected).

Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM - SCCM SCOM Alert options for Google Chrome
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM – SCCM SCOM Alert options for Google Chrome

Click on the NEXT button to complete the Google Chrome Deployment Wizard.

General
• Software: Chrome
• Collection: Test Static Collection (Member Count: 1)
• Use default distribution point groups associated to this collection: Disabled
• Automatically distribute content for dependencies: Enabled
Deployment Settings
• Action: Install
• Purpose: Required
• Allow end users to attempt to repair this application: Disabled
• Pre-deploy software to the user's primary device: Disabled
• Send wake-up packets: Disabled
• Allow clients to use a metered Internet connection to download content: Disabled
Application Settings (retrieved from application in software library)
• Application Name: Chrome
• Application Version: 78.0.3904.87
• Application Deployment Types: Windows Installer (*.msi file)
Scheduling
• Time based on: UTC
• Available Time: As soon as possible
• Deadline Time: Disabled
• Delayed enforcement on deployment: Disabled
User Experience
• User notifications: Display in Software Center, and only show notifications for computer restarts
• Ignore Maintenance Windows: Disabled
• System restart (if required to complete the installation): Disabled
• Commit changes at deadline or during a maintenance window (requires restarts): Enabled
Alerts
• Enable System Center Operations Manager maintenance mode: Disabled
• Generate System Center Operations Manager alert when a software installation fails: Disabled
• Create a deployment alert when the threshold is lower than the following: Disabled
• Create a deployment alert when the threshold is higher than the following: Disabled
Content (1):
• SCCM_PROD.INTUNE.COM
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM - Confirm the settings for this new deployment
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM – Confirm the settings for this new deployment

Click on the CLOSE button to finish the wizard.

Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM -  Deploy Software Wizard completed Successfully
Deploy Google Chrome with SCCM Deploy Software Wizard completed Successfully.

Set Up Google Chrome Icon for Software Center

Let’s see how to set up Google Chrome Browser for your application. This is important for the end-user experience in the software center.

  • Select the Chrome application and Click on Properties.
Set Up Google Chrome Icon for Software Center
Set Up Google Chrome Icon for Software Center

Select the “Software Center” tab. Click on the Browse button near Icon.

 Set Up Google Chrome Icon - Browse
Set Up Google Chrome Icon – Browse

Copy the Chrome ICON.

Download Chrome ICON
Download Chrome ICON
  • Click on the OK button to complete
Google Chrome ICON ready
Google Chrome ICON ready

Deployment PropertiesDeployment Types

Let’s try to deploy the Google Chrome browser with existing deployment properties using SCCM. You can go to the deployment properties and change them if required.

  • Select the deployment types and select the deployment -> select properties
    • Google Chrome – Windows Installer (*.msi file)
Deployment Properties -  Deployment Types
Deployment PropertiesDeployment Types

SCCM Third-Party Software Update Options

You can use SCCM third-party software update option to update Chrome. I have explained those featured in the following blog posts. Those are not free solutions, but those are paid custom catalogs.

Additional Tip

I have recently seen a post from Nawaz Kazi, and I think this is a nice way of updating Chrome! More details https://mn-techforum.com/fix-google-chrome-security-alert-zero-day-in-minutes-chrome-0-day-exploit-cve-2019-13720/

Results

You can see more detailed results in the video tutorial below.

Resources

Author

Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.

7 thoughts on “Deploy Google Chrome Update with SCCM Step by Step Guide”

  1. As always you saved our day. Sometimes others are shocked by the lightening fast solution provided by me but they don’t know that from where it came. We feel privileged by getting these fixes about bug or any other issues on the same day when declared critical by MS.

    I guess that’s the benefit you get if you follow the right community member of your platform you are providing support for your current role.

    Reply
  2. Hi. I like to query one thing here.

    will it update the previous version of chrome or install the latest version that will be deployed to all devices.

    Reply
  3. Is there a command to add to the sccm command line (msiexec /i “GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi” /q) to prevent updates to Chrome after installation when not installing the most current version and needing to maintain the older version installed?

    Reply

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