I know this is going to be messy any way I look at it but would appreciate any thoughts on developing a plan behind this. A prior administrator was tasked with preventing Google Chrome from self-updating past a certain version because of a specific line-of-business application our organization uses. Rather than using any of the Google Chrome GPO admin templates to control the updating, he built a GPO that was more or less used to change certain settings directly in the Registry when it comes to the Google Updater as well as disabling several Scheduled Tasks also surrounding Google Updater. There’s about 10 different things going on in the GPO all in an attempt to blocking Google Updater from running. Looking at the GPO and it appears that the option for “Remove this item when it is no longer applied” was kept as No. Fast forward to this week. We no longer use the LOB application in question so I was looking to remove this GPO and simply allow Chrome to update to its latest version. I removed the link for the GPO but when I tried to manually update Chrome on a single system, it tells me still that “Updating has been disabled by an administrator”. My initial assumption is that the settings from the GPO are still tattooed against the system even though it’s no longer linked. My biggest obstacle is I don’t know what any of the original values were so attempting to recreate them will be problematic. I can develop and deploy Chrome packages that I can push to our users but since Chrome isn’t our main browser and is more of a secondary option for our users; I was hoping to just allow it to self-update silently. As stated….I know any way I dice this, I’m in for some work but any thoughts or opinions would definitely be welcomed! Thank you ~Dave
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