Removing Google Chrome from terminal server

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
Some of my users have installed google chrome onto my 2003 terminal server. The google updater.exe can take as much as 30% of the processor time and it's installed for each user that has chrome installed. When I try to uninstall it as the user that installed it I get a message telling me that the user does not have sufficient rights to uninstall the program (it's funny that they had sufficient rights to install it though). When I try to uninstall it as administrator it tells me that I don't have rights to uninstall it. If I login as administrator google chrome doesn't even show up in the list of installed programs and it's not on my start menu any where. How do I get this crazy thing off the server??
Question by:tonkyman
    LVL 23

    Accepted Solution

    Try this:

    Make sure user is logoff get password from them.
    Logon as them and change password temporary.
    Give the user temporary Admin level Access
    Logon as user again

    Install Chrome and exit Chrome
    Delete the user data profile from C:\Documents and
    Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome
    Launch uninstaller
    Click ok in confirmation dialog

    Return user to Proper Rights.
    Change Password Back.


    Author Comment

    The answer provided was pretty good but he required you to do more steps than you need to. All I had to do was;
    Log the user off
    give them admin rights
    log them back on and uninstall Chrome
    log off
    change their rights back to the previous level
    then let them logon again

    That fixed the issue.


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