Manage and Configure Chrome via Microsoft Intune
With Microsoft Intune you can configure all policies that you’re familiar with, including Group Policy.
Google Chrome browser has a great set of group policy that compatible with Microsoft Intune, the policies settings provide many policies some of them with high-security requirements, and we can also do this with ADMX ingestion and ADMX backed policies.
Starting with Google Chrome version 69 and later it supports ADMX-backed policies with Windows 10 1703 and later and delivered through Intune.
In addition, Microsoft Intune and Chrome browser has many policies, for the full list go to Common Chrome Browser policies for Microsoft Intune
Configure Chrome Browser via Intune
To configure and manage Chrome browser with Intune, follow this actions:
There are few requirements for Chrome browser with Microsoft Intune:
- Chrome Browser version 69 or later
- Windows 10 Build 1703 and later (not home edition)
Ingest the Chrome ADMX file into Intune
Next, we need to ingest the Chrome ADMX into Microsoft Intune with OMA-URI.
- Download the Chrome ADMX templates
- Sign-in to the Intune portalblade
- Go to Device configuration and to Profiles.
- Next, create Profile with the following information:
|Name||Chrome for Windows 10|
|Description||Chrome for Windows 10|
|Platform||Windows 10 and later|
- Next, in Custom choose Configure and then in Custom OMA-URI Settings choose Add and type the following information
|Field||Text to enter|
|Description||Chrome ADMX Ingestion|
|Data type||String (select from the drop-down list|
- Once you select String, in the Value box and the text from the chrome.admx (the chrome.admx is located in Chrome ADMX templates in folder \GoogleChromeEnterpriseBundle64\Configuration\admx)
- Next, Choose OK and save the Profile
Set up a Chrome policy with Intune
Next, you can configure many policies based on Common Chrome Browser policies for Microsoft Intune and many others.
- Go to the Microsoft Intune Portal.
- Go to Intune > Device configuration > Profiles
- Next, go to the same profile in the previous step
- Select Properties > Settings > Configure and open the Custom OMA-URI settings.
- Click Add and type the following information
|Field||Text to enter|
|Value: <data id=”HomePageLocation” value=”https://www.eshlomo.us”/>|
- Next, choose OK and save all settings