Google Chrome Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)


This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform silent or interactive installs and uninstalls of Google Chrome Enterprise using the Powershell App Deployment Toolkit. The PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit can be used to replace your WiseScript, VBScript and Batch wrapper scripts with one versatile, re-usable and extensible tool. This tool is an absolute must for Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (MEMCM) / (SCCM) Administrators or anyone who is responsible for packaging and deploying software.

How to Install Google Chrome Enterprise Using the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit

  1. Download the Powershell App Deployment Toolkit 3.8.3:
  2. Download the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  4. Enter the following command to remove the Zone.Identifier:
    • Unblock-File -Path C:\Downloads\PSAppDeployToolkit_v3.8.3.zip
  5. Enter the following command to extract the contents of the zip file:
    • Expand-Archive -Path C:\Downloads\PSAppDeployToolkit_v3.8.3.zip -DestinationPath C:\Downloads\PADT
  6. Enter the following commands to copy the AppDeployToolkit & Files folders to “C:\Downloads\Chrome”:
    • Copy-Item -Path "C:\Downloads\PADT\Toolkit\AppDeployToolkit" -Destination "C:\Downloads\Chrome\AppDeployToolkit" -Recurse
    • Copy-Item -Path "C:\Downloads\PADT\Toolkit\Files" -Destination "C:\Downloads\Chrome\Files"

You should now see the AppDeploymentToolkit folder with files & the empty Files folder at “C:\Downloads\Chrome”

I like to keep my scripts as dynamic as possible so they can handle multiple scenarios such as the ability to install the 32-bit version of an application on 32-bit systems and the 64-bit version of an application on 64-bit systems. Next we’ll want to download both the 32-bit and 64-bit MSI installers for Google Chrome.

  1. Navigate to: https://chromeenterprise.google/browser/download/
  2. Scroll down to Update Chrome Browser section
  3. Select the Chrome MSI for Windows 32-bit download
  4. Download the googlechromestandaloneenterprise.msi to “C:\Downloads\Chrome\Files\”
  5. Select the Chrome MSI for Windows 64-bit download
  6. Download the googlechromestandaloneenterprise64.msi to “C:\Downloads\Chrome\Files\”
  7. Copy the PowerShell script below to “C:\Downloads\Chrome” & name it Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1
<#
.SYNOPSIS
	This script performs the installation or uninstallation of Google Chrome Enterprise (MSI).
	# LICENSE #
	PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit - Provides a set of functions to perform common application deployment tasks on Windows.
	Copyright (C) 2017 - Sean Lillis, Dan Cunningham, Muhammad Mashwani, Aman Motazedian.
	This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
	You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
.DESCRIPTION
	The script either performs an "Install" deployment type or an "Uninstall" deployment type.
	The install deployment type is broken down into 3 main sections/phases: Pre-Install, Install, and Post-Install.
	The script dot-sources the AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1 script which contains the logic and functions required to install or uninstall an application.
.PARAMETER DeploymentType
	The type of deployment to perform. Default is: Install.
.PARAMETER DeployMode
	Specifies whether the installation should be run in Interactive, Silent, or NonInteractive mode. Default is: Interactive. Options: Interactive = Shows Dialogs, Silent = No Dialogs, NonInteractive = Very Silent, i.e. No Blocking Apps. NonInteractive mode is automatically set if it is detected that the process is not user interactive.
.PARAMETER AllowRebootPassThru
	Allows the 3010 return code (Requires Restart) to be passed back to the parent process (e.g. SCCM) if detected from an installation. If 3010 is passed back to SCCM, a reboot prompt will be triggered.
.PARAMETER TerminalServerMode
	Changes to "user install mode" and back to "user execute mode" for installing/uninstalling applications for Remote Destkop Session Hosts/Citrix servers.
.PARAMETER DisableLogging
	Disables logging to file for the script. Default is: $false.
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Silent"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Interactive"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Silent"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Interactive"
.NOTES
	Toolkit Exit Code Ranges:
	60000 - 68999: Reserved for built-in exit codes in Deploy-Application.ps1, Deploy-Application.exe, and AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1
	69000 - 69999: Recommended for user customized exit codes in Deploy-Application.ps1
	70000 - 79999: Recommended for user customized exit codes in AppDeployToolkitExtensions.ps1
.LINK
	http://psappdeploytoolkit.com
#>
[CmdletBinding()]
Param (
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[ValidateSet('Install','Uninstall','Repair')]
	[string]$DeploymentType = 'Install',
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[ValidateSet('Interactive','Silent','NonInteractive')]
	[string]$DeployMode = 'Interactive',
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[switch]$AllowRebootPassThru = $false,
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[switch]$TerminalServerMode = $false,
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[switch]$DisableLogging = $false
)

Try {
	## Set the Script Execution Policy for This Process
	Try { Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy 'ByPass' -Scope 'Process' -Force -ErrorAction 'Stop' } Catch {}

	##*===============================================
	##* VARIABLE DECLARATION
	##*===============================================
	## Variables: Application
	[string]$appVendor = 'Google LLC'
	[string]$appName = 'Google Chrome'
	[string]$appVersion = ''
	[string]$appArch = ''
	[string]$appLang = ''
	[string]$appRevision = ''
	[string]$appScriptVersion = '1.0.0'
	[string]$appScriptDate = 'XX/XX/20XX'
	[string]$appScriptAuthor = 'Jason Bergner'
	##*===============================================
	## Variables: Install Titles (Only Set Here to Override Defaults Set by the Toolkit)
	[string]$installName = ''
	[string]$installTitle = ''

	##* Do Not Modify Section Below
	#region DoNotModify

	## Variables: Exit Code
	[int32]$mainExitCode = 0

	## Variables: Script
	[string]$deployAppScriptFriendlyName = 'Deploy Application'
	[version]$deployAppScriptVersion = [version]'3.8.3'
	[string]$deployAppScriptDate = '30/09/2020'
	[hashtable]$deployAppScriptParameters = $psBoundParameters

	## Variables: Environment
	If (Test-Path -LiteralPath 'variable:HostInvocation') { $InvocationInfo = $HostInvocation } Else { $InvocationInfo = $MyInvocation }
	[string]$scriptDirectory = Split-Path -Path $InvocationInfo.MyCommand.Definition -Parent

	## Dot Source the Required App Deploy Toolkit Functions
	Try {
		[string]$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain = "$scriptDirectory\AppDeployToolkit\AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1"
		If (-not (Test-Path -LiteralPath $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain -PathType 'Leaf')) { Throw "Module does not exist at the specified location [$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain]." }
		If ($DisableLogging) { . $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain -DisableLogging } Else { . $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain }
	}
	Catch {
		If ($mainExitCode -eq 0){ [int32]$mainExitCode = 60008 }
		Write-Error -Message "Module [$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain] failed to load: `n$($_.Exception.Message)`n `n$($_.InvocationInfo.PositionMessage)" -ErrorAction 'Continue'
		## Exit the script, returning the exit code to SCCM
		If (Test-Path -LiteralPath 'variable:HostInvocation') { $script:ExitCode = $mainExitCode; Exit } Else { Exit $mainExitCode }
	}

	#endregion
	##* Do Not Modify Section Above
	##*===============================================
	##* END VARIABLE DECLARATION
	##*===============================================

	If ($deploymentType -ine 'Uninstall' -and $deploymentType -ine 'Repair') {
		##*===============================================
		##* PRE-INSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Installation'

		## Show Welcome Message, Close Google Chrome & Google Update With a 60 Second Countdown Before Automatically Closing
		Show-InstallationWelcome -CloseApps 'googleupdate,chrome' -CloseAppsCountdown 60

		## Show Progress Message (With the Default Message)
		Show-InstallationProgress

		## Remove Any Existing Versions of Google Chrome (MSI)
        Remove-MSIApplications -Name "Google Chrome"

		##*===============================================
		##* INSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Installation'


        If ($ENV:PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE -eq 'x86'){
        Write-Log -Message "Detected 32-bit OS Architecture" -Severity 1 -Source $deployAppScriptFriendlyName

        ## Install Google Chrome Enterprise (32-bit Systems)
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Google Chrome Enterprise (32-bit Systems). This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Sleep -Seconds 5
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$dirFiles\googlechromestandaloneenterprise.msi"

        ## Disable Google Chrome Auto-Update
        Show-InstallationProgress "Disabling Google Chrome Auto-Update. This may take some time. Please wait..."

        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update' -Name 'UpdateDefault' -Type DWord -Value '0'
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update' -Name 'DisableAutoUpdateChecksCheckboxValue' -Type DWord -Value '1'
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update' -Name 'AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes' -Type DWord -Value '0'
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Update' -Name 'UpdateDefault' -Type DWord -Value '0'
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Update' -Name 'DisableAutoUpdateChecksCheckboxValue' -Type DWord -Value '1'
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Update' -Name 'AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes' -Type DWord -Value '0'

        }
        Else
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Detected 64-bit OS Architecture" -Severity 1 -Source $deployAppScriptFriendlyName
                
        ## Install Google Chrome Enterprise (64-bit Systems)
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Google Chrome Enterprise (64-bit Systems). This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Sleep -Seconds 5
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$dirFiles\googlechromestandaloneenterprise64.msi"

        ## Disable Google Chrome Auto-Update
        Show-InstallationProgress "Disabling Google Chrome Auto-Update. This may take some time. Please wait..."

        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update' -Name 'UpdateDefault' -Type DWord -Value '0'
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update' -Name 'DisableAutoUpdateChecksCheckboxValue' -Type DWord -Value '1'
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update' -Name 'AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes' -Type DWord -Value '0'
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Update' -Name 'UpdateDefault' -Type DWord -Value '0'
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Update' -Name 'DisableAutoUpdateChecksCheckboxValue' -Type DWord -Value '1'
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Update' -Name 'AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes' -Type DWord -Value '0'

        }

		##*===============================================
		##* POST-INSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Installation'


	}
	ElseIf ($deploymentType -ieq 'Uninstall')
	{
		##*===============================================
		##* PRE-UNINSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Uninstallation'

		## Show Welcome Message, Close Google Chrome & Google Update With a 60 Second Countdown Before Automatically Closing
		Show-InstallationWelcome -CloseApps 'googleupdate,chrome' -CloseAppsCountdown 60

        ## Show Progress Message (With a Message to Indicate the Application is Being Uninstalled)
        Show-InstallationProgress -StatusMessage "Uninstalling Application $installTitle. Please Wait..." 


		##*===============================================
		##* UNINSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Uninstallation'

        ## Remove Any Existing Versions of Google Chrome (MSI)
        Remove-MSIApplications -Name "Google Chrome"

		##*===============================================
		##* POST-UNINSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Uninstallation'


	}
	ElseIf ($deploymentType -ieq 'Repair')
	{
		##*===============================================
		##* PRE-REPAIR
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Repair'

		## Show Progress Message (With the Default Message)
		Show-InstallationProgress

		##*===============================================
		##* REPAIR
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Repair'


		##*===============================================
		##* POST-REPAIR
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Repair'


    }
	##*===============================================
	##* END SCRIPT BODY
	##*===============================================

	## Call the Exit-Script function to perform final cleanup operations
	Exit-Script -ExitCode $mainExitCode
}
Catch {
	[int32]$mainExitCode = 60001
	[string]$mainErrorMessage = "$(Resolve-Error)"
	Write-Log -Message $mainErrorMessage -Severity 3 -Source $deployAppScriptFriendlyName
	Show-DialogBox -Text $mainErrorMessage -Icon 'Stop'
	Exit-Script -ExitCode $mainExitCode
}

Ok, all the hard work is done and now you can install or uninstall Google Chrome on 32-bit or 64-bit systems using one single PowerShell script. Simply change the DeploymentType parameter to install or uninstall. The script is also configured to Disable Google Chrome Auto-Updates. If you don’t want that to happen, you can comment out those lines of code. Logging functionality is built-in automatically and you can view the log files under “C:\Windows\Logs\Software”

Google Chrome (MSI) NonInteractive Install (PowerShell)

NonInteractive means Very Silent, i.e. no blocking apps. This is automatically set if it is detected that the process is not running in the user session and it is not possible for anyone to provide input using a mouse or keyboard.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\Chrome”
    • PS C:\Downloads\Chrome>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"

Google Chrome (MSI) Silent Install (PowerShell)

Silent means no dialogs (progress and balloon tip notifications are suppressed).

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\Chrome”
    • PS C:\Downloads\Chrome>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Silent"

Google Chrome (MSI) Interactive Install (PowerShell)

Interactive means the install will show dialogs including progress and balloon tip notifications.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\Chrome”
    • PS C:\Downloads\Chrome>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Interactive"

How to Uninstall Google Chrome Enterprise Using the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit

Google Chrome (MSI) NonInteractive Uninstall (PowerShell)

NonInteractive means Very Silent, i.e. no blocking apps. This is automatically set if it is detected that the process is not running in the user session and it is not possible for anyone to provide input using a mouse or keyboard.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\Chrome”
    • PS C:\Downloads\Chrome>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"

Google Chrome (MSI) Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)

Silent means no dialogs (progress and balloon tip notifications are suppressed).

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\Chrome”
    • PS C:\Downloads\Chrome>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Silent"

Google Chrome (MSI) Interactive Uninstall (PowerShell)

Interactive means the install will show dialogs including progress and balloon tip notifications.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\Chrome”
    • PS C:\Downloads\Chrome>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-GoogleChrome.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Interactive"

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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