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Chrome MSI issues

01/24/2013 8510 views

Are anybody else also having problems with the latest (24.0.1312.56) MSI from http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/thankyou.html?msi=true&installdataindex=defaultbrowser ?

The MSI doesn't install Chrome properly when run with /quiet and neither with /qn. Even when running it manually, it doesn't install properly. You have to restart the machine and then will it fail with a profile error on first launch.

Tested this on multiple machines and redownloaded the MSI multiple times.

Never had any similar issues with Chrome MSI.

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This is interesting. I'm not seeing these errors. Downloaded the MSI from https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/business/browser, installed via msiexec.exe /qn /norestart /i "googlechromestandaloneenterprise.msi" and the install finished silently. Chrome launched without any errors or requiring a reboot.

To further test, I uploaded the MSI to the KBOX and deployed the update to my two lab PCs (Win 7 x64 and Win XP SP3), without any hiccups.

Answered 01/24/2013 by: tshupp
2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Hmm that is strange. I just tried to deploy it, which works better when testing it manually, but on first run I'm still getting profile error.

I tested and it failed for me as well Win 7 x64 and x86. 

Answered 01/24/2013 by: dugullett
Red Belt

  • Thanks for the confirmation, seems like Google has broken something then.
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  • Downloading https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/thankyou.html?standalone=1&installdataindex=defaultbrowser and using /silent /install works a bit better, as the install actually completes and creates shortcuts, but there is still an profile error on launch.

    Seriously Google..
    • I can confirm this. I've been using that download and it does indeed cause a profile error. I'll echo the "Seriously Google" sentiment.

This problem was fixed in Chrome v25, so it was defiently a bug.

Answered 04/04/2013 by: Erroneus
5th Degree Black Belt


Look like I have found a solution.

Deploy the MSI and use the Chrome policy template to create a group policy where "Set user data directory" is enabled and use this config: ${local_app_data}\Chrome\Profile

Answered 01/25/2013 by: Erroneus
5th Degree Black Belt


it is not a real MSI..  just a wrapper..

Answered 01/24/2013 by: jaybee96
Red Belt

  • repackage the internal setup and you're done.
    • Thanks.

      Could you elaborate a bit more though, as I really don't repack and that word could have a lot of meaning. Any specific software or method you have in mind?

It is a pseudo msi.. use 7Zip and extract the files and folders.. It doesn't require installation... then create your own msi for that..

Answered 01/24/2013 by: jagadeish
Red Belt

  • Sorry, that's no good. 7Zip doesn't extract it properly and doing a msiexec /a just leaves you with another GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi
  • Do you think GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi is the end of world..
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