The process is more complicated than it should be, but don’t worry: we’re here to walk you through it.
In case you can’t see the picture above, the full text of this error message is “Google Chrome or Google Chrome Frame cannot be updated due to inconsistent Google Update Policy settings.
Once you’ve installed the custom policy, it’s time to locate the templates within the Local Group Policy Editor.
There are two locations possible dependent on your version of Windows: Windows XP/2000 and Windows Server 2003 users need to look in Administrative Templates - Google Update. Navigate to the sub-folders outlined below and then double click on the policy entry to edit it: Google Update - Auto-update check period override Toggle the override to “Enabled”, the default frequency is 1440 minutes (every 24 hours).
Use the Group Policy Editor to set the update policy override for the Google Chrome Binaries application and try again;” do you even have to in the first place?
Although updating any software always runs the risk (however small) of breaking something, web browsers are a tool you want to keep as up-to-the-minute updated as possible so you can minimize the threat of zero-day exploits and security holes.
Since 2010, however, Chrome has included more advanced group policy settings intended to help network administrators streamline when/how Google Chrome updates when installed in a Windows enterprise environment.
Go ahead and leave the file sitting in your download folder for now (or, if you’re a paranoid file archiver like us, label and archive it for eternity).
Next, we’re going to fire up the Windows Group Policy Editor and install the custom Google Chrome template pack so we can successfully change the policies without touching the Windows Registry.
Confirm the file is present in the Add/Remove window, as seen above, and then click the Add button.
The custom Google Chrome policy is now installed in the Local Group Policy Editor.