Updating group policies

23 Mar

By default, Google Chrome automatically updates itself (and occasionally reminds you to restart the browser to apply those updates if it has been awhile since you’ve completely shut the application down).

Since 2010, however, Chrome has included more advanced group policy settings intended to help network administrators streamline when/how Google Chrome updates when installed in a Windows enterprise environment.

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In case you can’t see the picture above, the full text of this error message is “Google Chrome or Google Chrome Frame cannot be updated due to inconsistent Google Update Policy settings.

However, the novice system administrators, who decided to make some experiments on the security of their computers, can configure a local (or a domain) group policy incorrectly and encounter different problems, starting from minor ones, like inability to mount a printer or a USB flash-drive, or a complete prohibition to install or run any applications or even to the prohibition to log on to the system.

In such cases usually worsened with the fact that the administrator just doesn’t know which of the applied policies causes the problem, it is necessary to reset the local group policies setiings to their default state with neither of the group policy parameters set. This section contains the list of all policies available for configuration in the administrative templates.

The domain (if a computer is in the domain) or local (those set and active only on the given computer) Group Policies can influence this computer and its users.

The Group Policies are a fine means to configure a system able to increase its performance and security.