How to install Google Chrome on a Terminal Server?

imageA customer is migrating his mail environment form Lotus Notes to Google Apps. Google Apps is a paid version of GMail.
The people from Google, that are advising us during this transition, advised us to use Google Chrome. We will use Google Chrome only for Google Apps, as it is not compatible with other web based application the customer is using.

When you are downloading and installing the default version of Google Chrome you will find out that this version is not compatible with Terminal Server. It installs itself in the user profile of the user that is preforming the installation. The exact location is: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google. 
Needles to say that this will not work on a multi user environment.

To install Google Chrome on a Terminal Server environment you need a different installer. You need the following installer file called GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi. You can download this file at: http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/chromebrowser.html

After installation, you launch Google Chrome and copy the desktop short cut to the all user folder. Don’t forget to alter the rights on the Google Chrome shortcut.

To manage the Google Chrome Browser you can download a policy template to set many different settings thru group policy. Such as, homepage, default browser and proxy settings.

http://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-templates

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