Set homepage Chrome

Set homepage Chrome

You can’t set the default browser page from Google chrome with gpo’s. So here is a script that will set the default page from your Google Chrome browser.

#paths for chrome policy keys used in the scripts
$policyexists = Test-Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome
$policyexistshome = Test-Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome\RestoreOnStartupURLs
$regKeysetup = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome"
$regKeyhome = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome\RestoreOnStartupURLs"
$url = "https://sint-norbertus.be"

#setup policy dirs in registry if needed and set pwd manager
#else sets them to the correct values if they exist
if ($policyexists -eq $false){
New-Item -path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google
New-Item -path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome
New-ItemProperty -path $regKeysetup -Name PasswordManagerEnabled -PropertyType DWord -Value 0
New-ItemProperty -path $regKeysetup -Name RestoreOnStartup -PropertyType Dword -Value 4
New-ItemProperty -path $regKeysetup -Name HomepageLocation -PropertyType String -Value $url
New-ItemProperty -path $regKeysetup -Name HomepageIsNewTabPage -PropertyType DWord -Value 0
}

Else {
Set-ItemProperty -Path $regKeysetup -Name PasswordManagerEnabled -Value 0
Set-ItemProperty -Path $regKeysetup -Name RestoreOnStartup -Value 4
Set-ItemProperty -Path $regKeysetup -Name HomepageLocation -Value $url
Set-ItemProperty -Path $regKeysetup -Name HomepageIsNewTabPage -Value 0
}

#This entry requires a subfolder in the registry
#For more then one page create another new-item and set-item line with the name -2 and the new url
if ($policyexistshome -eq $false){
New-Item -path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome\RestoreOnStartupURLs
New-ItemProperty -path $regKeyhome -Name 1 -PropertyType String -Value $url
}
Else {
Set-ItemProperty -Path $regKeyhome -Name 1 -Value $url
}
Chocolatey

Chocolatey

Chocolatey is an online ‘community’ where software is made available like apt-get in Linux. This makes it easy to use in script an makes updating software easy. The use off this in combination whit an unattended install makes great partners.

Installing programs becomes as easy as choco install chrome.

We have a script that makes it possible to install programs thrue chocolatey without installing it. The script is a powershell script. The script is called like this powershell.exe -NoProfile -windowstyle hidden -ExecutionPolicy bypass "%ScriptRoot%\Chocolatey\Install.ps1" -verbose -Packages "googlechrome"