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Deploy AdBlock Plus to Chrome domain wide and suppress startup page

If you want to block ads in Chrome Adblock Plus is a good option. It can be deployed to PCs via group policy in the same way as any other extension. However, once installed it opens up its own startup page that you may not want. There are good instructions here on how to remove the startup page. But if you want a little more explanation see below:

First, add the app to your list of force install extensions. You need to add:
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Next add a registry key: You find these in Group policy preferences.
So set the Hive to HKLM Key path to: Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\3rdparty\extensions\ldcecbkkoecffmfljeihcmifjjdoepkn\policy Value name:  suppress_first_run_page Value type: REG_DWORD Value Data: 1 Base: Decimal
Apply the policy to the appropriate users.
Adblock Plus will now silently install the next time a user logons on and fires up Chrome.
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