Which items in Chrome will, and will not work when non-domain joined?

If you use the Chrome Pak (with PolicyPak Application Manager) or the Chrome ADMX settings (with PolicyPak Admin Templates Manager) Chrome may not apply all settings as expected when the computer is non-domain joined.

In our testing, here are the settings which will and will not work when non-domain joined.

Basics tab

Setting name
Works in Non-Domain
Show Home button Checkmark Icon
Always show the bookmarks bar Checkmark Icon
On startup open the following page(s) Short white line
Set Pages Short white line
Use New Tab Page as homepage Short white line
Check to disable auto-update Google Chrome Short white line

Import Bookmarks and Settings tab

Setting name
Works in Non-Domain
Browsing history Checkmark Icon
Favorites/Bookmarks Checkmark Icon
Saved Passwords Checkmark Icon
Search engines Checkmark Icon

Advanced tab

Setting name
Works in Non-Domain
Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar Checkmark Icon
Use a web service to help resolve spelling errors Checkmark Icon
Offer to save passwords I enter on the web Checkmark Icon
Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language I read Checkmark Icon
Download location Checkmark Icon
Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed Checkmark Icon
Use hardware acceleration when available Checkmark Icon
Predict network actions to improve page load performance Short white line
Enable phishing and malware protection Short white line
Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google Short white line
Show notifications when new printers are detected on the network Short white line
Check for server certificate revocation Short white line
Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click. Short white line

Content Settings tab

Setting name
Works in Non-Domain
Cookies Checkmark Icon
Block third-party cookies and site data Checkmark Icon
Images Checkmark Icon
Pop-ups Checkmark Icon
Location Checkmark Icon
Notifications Checkmark Icon
Media Checkmark Icon
Ads Checkmark Icon
USB devices Checkmark Icon
PDF documents Checkmark Icon
JavaScript Short white line
Plug-ins Short white line
Handlers Short white line
Mouse cursor Short white line
Protected content Short white line
Unsandboxed plug-in access Short white line
Automatic Downloads Short white line
MIDI devices full control Short white line

Clear Browsing Data tab

Setting name
Works in Non-Domain
Browsing history Short white line
Download history Short white line
Cookies and other site and plugin data Short white line
Cached images and files Short white line
Passwords Short white line
Autofill form data Short white line

Sites tab

Setting name
Works in Non-Domain
Allow cookies on these sites Checkmark Icon
Block cookies on these sites Checkmark Icon
Allow session only cookies on these sites Checkmark Icon
Allow images on these sites Checkmark Icon
Block images on these sites Checkmark Icon
Allow JavaScript on these sites Checkmark Icon
Block JavaScript on these sites Checkmark Icon
Allow popups on these sites Checkmark Icon
Block popups on these sites Checkmark Icon
Allow notifications on these sites Checkmark Icon
Block notifications on these sites Checkmark Icon
Allow plugins on these sites Checkmark Icon
Block plugins on these sites Checkmark Icon
Automatically select client certificates for these sites Short white line
List of URLs Short white line

Extensions

Setting name
Works in Non-Domain
Extension-Install-Blacklist Checkmark Icon
Extesion-Install-Forcelist Checkmark Icon
Extesion-Install-Whitelist Checkmark Icon
Extesion-Install-Sources Checkmark Icon

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