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Google Chrome on Citrix deep-dive

Google Chrome on Citrix deep-dive

In this article, Google Chrome on Citrix deep-dive, I will show you how to deploy and configure Google Chrome on Citrix. Using a comprehensive PowerShell script we will automate the unattended installation and some initial configurations for Chrome. This article also deals with the various methods how to configure Chrome, including Microsoft Group Policies and preference files.

To be more precise, the contents of this article consists of the following items:

  • An overview of the Google Chrome Enterprise Bundle
  • Google Chrome and Citrix
    • Is Google Chrome supported on Citrix hosted-shared (XenApp)?
    • Roaming profiles
    • Publishing Google Chrome in Citrix Studio/AppCenter
    • Disabling Citrix API hooks for Chrome
  • So what exactly does Chrome install on the local system?
  • Scripting the unattended installation of the Google Chrome Enterprise Bundle with PowerShell
    • Installing Google Chrome and the Legacy Browser Support
    • Deploying the “master_preference” file
    • Disabling services and scheduled tasks (disable auto-update)
    • Removing the public desktop shortcut
    • Seamless applications, Active Setup, StubPath and logon script
  • Different ways how to configure Google Chrome
    • Using Microsoft Group Policies (preferred)
    • Using parameters
    • Using preference files
  • Disable Google Chrome auto-updates
  • Google Chrome and roaming profiles
  • Deploying Google Chrome extensions using Group Policy (separate article)
  • Complete script for installing and (partially) configuring Google Chrome
  • Conclusion

Read the entire article here: Google Chrome on Citrix deep-dive

Via Dennis Span at dennisspan.com

Dennis Span Dennis Span is an IT professional working for a large insurance company in Vienna, Austria. Born and raised in the Netherlands, he moved to Austria in 2004. He has more than 15 years of experience working with virtualization and server based computing technologies in large enterprise environments with a special focus on Citrix and automation. Dennis shares his knowledge on his own personal blog, Dennisspan.com, and MyCUGC. He is also active on Twitter (@dennisspan) and occasionally presents on international events. He speaks and writes Dutch, English, German, Slovak and Spanish. Dennis has a Bachelor of Economics (BEc.) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management (BSc.). He also has multiple Citrix certifications such as CCE-V, CCIA, CCEA and more. In 2017, Dennis became a Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA).

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