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Sequencing Google Chrome 21.0.1180.89 with App-V can be difficult because there are some pitfalls.
In this blog I am going to describe the steps necessary to make it work. I only describe the options to make the package work, not the complete steps to create a App-V package.

Download Google Chrome

from here.

This is an Enterprise edition of the Chrome browser.

Open the App-V Sequencer and open the options screen. On the General tab de-select “Allow Virtualization of Services”

On the Exclusion Items tab, add the following paths:
VRG:

\REGISTRY\USER\%SFT_SID%\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

VFS:

%CSIDL_COMMON_APPDATA%\Microsoft\RAC

%CSIDL_WINDOWS%\Microsoft.NET

%CSIDL_WINDOWS%\Installer

%CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES%\Google\Update

%CSIDL_WINDOWS%\Tasks

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Open a command prompt and start the installation using:

START /WAIT GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.MSI ALLUSERS=TRUE /QB-

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After the installation, enter: RD /Q /S “%ProgramFiles(X86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\21.0.1180.89\Installer”

 

Enter:ROBOCOPY “%ProgramFiles(X86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\21.0.1180.89” “%ProgramFiles(X86)%\Google\Chrome\Application” /mov /e
Enter:
REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Update /v AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes /d 0 /t REG_SZ /f
Enter:
REG ADD “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager” /v PendingFileRenameOperations /d “” /t REG_MULTI_SZ /f
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Open C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\master_preferences and enter the following text:{“homepage” : “http://www.google.nl”,

“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

}

}

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When editing the shortcuts, change the startup parameter of chrome to:chrome.exe –disable-custom-jumplist –no-default-browser-check -–no-sandbox
After the package is ready, delete all the virtual services (if any exist).
Save the virtual package and test if it works.

 

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