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      • 45. Re: Manage Google Chrome with UEM - alternative way
        RachelW Enthusiast

        So, would it make sense that both UEM Chrome config files need to be active initially so that the chrome settings from the existing chrome config file "copies" (for lack of a better word) into the new profile?  And once that is done, the original Chrome config can then be disabled?

         

        The reason I ask this is because in my testing I had the original Chrome config file disabled while the new one was enabled and when the user logged out the "Google Chrome - Roaming" (my new config file) archive file was only 1 KB in size.  When the user logged back in, none of their bookmarks, etc. were there so it didn't appear to create the new archive file correctly.

         

        Not sure what I am doing wrong.

         

        Any help is appreciated.

        Thank you!

        • 46. Re: Manage Google Chrome with UEM - alternative way
          DEMdev Master
          VMware Employees

          Hi RachelW,

          I am continuing to look at folders/files that can be excluded for Chrome to continue to reduce the size.  I see there is one called SafeBrowsing under LocalAppData\Google\Chrome\User Data.  What is this folder for?  Can it be safely excluded?

          Sorry, I can really only answer product questions. I don't know enough about application-specific config files to contribute anything useful, I'm afraid.

          • 47. Re: Manage Google Chrome with UEM - alternative way
            DEMdev Master
            VMware Employees

            Hi RachelW,

            So, would it make sense that both UEM Chrome config files need to be active initially so that the chrome settings from the existing chrome config file "copies" (for lack of a better word) into the new profile?  And once that is done, the original Chrome config can then be disabled?

            Indeed, that makes sense. If your "old" config file is disabled, or has conditions that do not match, the corresponding profile archive will not be imported at logon. When the "new" config is used at logoff, there will be (hardly) any Chrome settings in the profile to export, resulting in a tiny profile archive.

             

            There are a number of ways to deal with this, but it probably would be easiest to just update your old config file with the new contents.

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            • 48. Re: Manage Google Chrome with UEM - alternative way
              RachelW Enthusiast

              DEMdev,

               

              I am still struggling with preventing the original Chrome Config file from running for the specific users that I have set the Roaming config file for.  Here is what I have in the conditions for the Original Chrome config file:

               

              Both config files are currently running for the test group.

              • 49. Re: Manage Google Chrome with UEM - alternative way
                DEMdev Master
                VMware Employees

                Hi RachelW,

                 

                Those conditions effectively mean:

                • If the user is not a member of group ..., the config file is applied.
                • Otherwise: If the user name is equal to ..., the config file is applied.
                • Otherwise: If the user is a member of group ..., the config file is applied.
                • Otherwise: If the user name is equal to ..., the config file is applied.
                • Otherwise: If the user is a member of group ..., the config file is applied.
                • Otherwise: the config file is not applied.

                 

                Is that your intent? If not, can you describe what behavior you're after exactly, with "fake but consistent" user and group names?

                • 50. Re: Manage Google Chrome with UEM - alternative way
                  RachelW Enthusiast

                  Hi DEMdev,

                   

                  So, I DO not want the config file to be applied to any of those situations listed.  If the user is a part of the specific group, I do NOT want the config file applied.  If a specific user is listed, I do not want the config file applied either.

                   

                  So after reading your explanation of each line listed, if I do not want the config file applied to any of those situations, do I use AND NOT or OR NOT?  Or do I use something else?

                   

                  • 51. Re: Manage Google Chrome with UEM - alternative way
                    DEMdev Master
                    VMware Employees

                    Hi RachelW,

                     

                    Simplifying the scenario a bit: let's say you do not want this to apply to user "Jane" and user "John". If you were to configure this as:


                    NOT Environment variable 'username' is equal to 'Jane'

                    OR NOT Environment variable 'username' is equal to 'John'

                     

                    that would not have the intended result, as OR'ing two conditions results in a match if either condition evaluates to true. If Jane were to log in, NOT Environment variable 'username' is equal to 'Jane' would be false, but NOT Environment variable 'username' is equal to 'John' would be true (as Jane is not equal to John), and false OR true evaluates to true.

                     

                    So, for this you would use AND NOT. "I only want this to apply if this user is NOT a member of group ABC, AND this user is NOT a member of group DEF, AND this use is NOT Jane, AND this user is NOT John."

                     

                    There are other ways to achieve this as well, but I'm not sure whether that might just be confusing the topic further...

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