How can i install Chrome for just myself?
By default, the Chrome installer will attempt to elevate, and install two system-wide services, as well as scheduled tasks. i need to run Chrome on a server that is not my own.
i don't want any Chrome footprint to exist outside of my user profile; and definitely not install any global services.
How can i have Chrome only for the local user?
Google does provide a Alternate (offline) Google Chrome installer (Windows)
If you're downloading Chrome for your own user account only, use this installer: Alternate installer for one user account »
But this "standalone" installer also installs two services.
This is complicated by the fact that this is a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, with UAC disabled. If UAC were enabled, and Google's installed tried to elevate, i would deny it.
Although, i know from experience, that if the current user could elevate, it will refuse to install. If the current user is a standard user (i.e. is already running at the
highestAvailable) it will install just for that user.
But this is not my server; i cannot change the global UAC settings. Even if decided i should change it, it server needs a restart before the new UAC setting takes effect. And the hundreds of users of the web-server would not appreciate it.
How can i install Chrome for just me?