Web 2.0, SOA, and Web Services: Google Chrome Leverages Active Directory for Centralized Deployment and Management
Google Chrome takes another step toward enterprise suitability with enterprise-ready installation packages and configuration options that will allow IT administrators to centrally manage the availability, freshness and operational behavior of Google's Web browser. In December, Google released a new Windows installer package compatible with standard enterprise software deployment tools, along with a set of new policy templates for use with Windows Active Directory (along with some deployment help for Linux and Mac desktops as well). Using only Group Policy, I was able to push Chrome to my managed desktopsoverwriting any existing Chrome instancesand configure 36 different browser functions, including the homepage, default search provider and history- and password-saving behaviors. I was also able to blacklist the use of certain, or all, browser extensions. To read the full review, check out "Google Chrome Delivers Enterprise Deployment and Management". Or if you have experience with Google Chrome and managing the browser via Active Directory, share your thoughts at http://labs.eweek.com.