Google Chrome v78 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Google Chrome is a popular web browser developed by Google. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Google Chrome Enterprise v78 from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Google Chrome Enterprise Silently

Google Chrome Enterprise v78 (32-bit) Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Scroll down to Update Chrome Browser section
  3. Select the Chrome MSI for Windows 32-bit download
  4. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: 
    • MsiExec.exe /i googlechromestandaloneenterprise.msi /qn
  8. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Google Chrome Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Google Chrome Enterprise (32-bit)
Vendor:Google LLC
Version:78.0.3904.70
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i googlechromestandaloneenterprise.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {7AA186B0-C2B3-37B7-8E07-22DA44C46DAD} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {7AA186B0-C2B3-37B7-8E07-22DA44C46DAD} /qn
Download Link:https://cloud.google.com/chrome-enterprise/browser/download
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/google-chrome-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Google Chrome Enterprise v78 (64-bit) Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Scroll down to Update Chrome Browser section
  3. Select the Chrome MSI for Windows 64-bit download
  4. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: 
    • MsiExec.exe /i googlechromestandaloneenterprise64.msi /qn
  8. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Google Chrome Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Google Chrome Enterprise (64-bit)
Vendor:Google LLC
Version:78.0.3904.70
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i googlechromestandaloneenterprise64.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {DD7698ED-63EF-3C58-9D1D-5708F41652DA} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {DD7698ED-63EF-3C58-9D1D-5708F41652DA} /qn
Download Link:https://cloud.google.com/chrome-enterprise/browser/download
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/google-chrome-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Disable Google Chrome Auto-Update

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter Each of the following commands One at a Time & press Enter:

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update" /v UpdateDefault /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update" /v DisableAutoUpdateChecksCheckboxValue /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update" /v AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Update" /v UpdateDefault /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Update" /v DisableAutoUpdateChecksCheckboxValue /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Update" /v AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f


Create an Installation Log File

The MSI installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Google Chrome Enterprise v78 (32-bit) Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i googlechromestandaloneenterprise.msi /qn /L*V "%WINDIR%\Temp\Chrome-Install.log"

Google Chrome Enterprise v78 (64-bit) Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i googlechromestandaloneenterprise64.msi /qn /L*V "%WINDIR%\Temp\Chrome-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Google Chrome Enterprise Silently

Google Chrome Enterprise (MSI)

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:
    • Google Chrome Enterprise 78.0.3904.70 (32-bit)
    • MsiExec.exe /x {7AA186B0-C2B3-37B7-8E07-22DA44C46DAD} /qn
    • Google Chrome Enterprise 78.0.3904.70 (64-bit)
    • MsiExec.exe /x {DD7698ED-63EF-3C58-9D1D-5708F41652DA} /qn
  3. Press Enter

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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