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Unable to install Chrome on a Windows 2012 server.

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For some reason, I am not able to install Google Chrome on a Windows 2012 server.  When I start to run the install, it keeps saying "Unable to connect to the internet.  If you use a firewall, please whitelist googleupdate.exe".

Firewall is not running on the server.  

Please advise.  

Thanks.
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John Hurst earned 2000 total points
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Try the offline installer from Google

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/126299?hl=en
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by:Ganga Sagar
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Perform SFC scan and check for the errors.
if chrome was recently installed then clean all the installed files  .
else as suggested by expert you can try offline installer.
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by:nav2567
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Offline installer works.  

Thanks.

Any idea of why "regular" install fails?
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by:John Hurst
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Servers have extra security around internet built in. You have to make changes to IE to access certain sites. This is normal for servers.
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by:John Hurst
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And since you got Chrome installed, you should probably close the question.
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