Download the redistributable package from Google Chrome (stand-alone installer)

Download the redistributable package from Google Chrome (stand-alone installer)

By default, the Google Chrome browser can only be downloaded and installed currently while connected to the Internet. The small file you download start the installer, then go to the Internet to download the rest of the files from Google Chrome.

However, for IT administrators who want to install Chrome on computers that are not connected to the Internet or who want to install Chrome on many computers at once, this is not a very good option.

If you can download a stand-alone or offline installer for Google Chrome, distributing the browser to hundreds or even thousands of computers through Active Directory will be very easy. Fortunately, there is an easy way to download an offline installer for Google Chrome using some URL hacking.

Download Chrome Standalone Installer

You can download the latest official independent version of the Google Chrome browser by clicking on this link:

 //www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html?standalone=1 

Consider the parameter standalone = 1 appended to the end of the URL. This will allow you to obtain the complete installer that you can then install on your local system without having to be connected to the Internet.

You will be asked the standard questions, as if you want to configure Chrome as the default browser and if you want to help improve Chrome by sending usage data. This will depend on your local settings and preferences, obviously.

You may know that you are downloading a custom configuration because the file name will be ChromeStandaloneSetup64.exe . You can also download the latest official offline version of the Google Chrome beta browser through this link:

 //www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html?extra=betachannel&standalone=1 

Get the same questions as above, but this time the file will be called ChromeBetaStandaloneSetup64.exe .

The only possible disadvantage of using these installers offline is that the automatic update option may not work correctly. So keep that in mind when using the offline installer to distribute the software to many computers at once. Personally, I tried it on several computers and the browser was updated normally without any errors. Enjoy!