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Configuring Google Chrome to run actions

Last updated on March 29 2016

To run asset and user actions in Google Chrome, you'll first need to install Lansweeper's Chrome extension. To do so, follow the steps below.

Lansweeper used to use an NPAPI plugin to run actions in Chrome. As recent Chrome releases no longer support NPAPI plugins, a new Lansweeper extension was released. If Chrome is warning you that your plugin is unsupported, install the new extension by following the steps below.

Installing the extension components

To install the Lansweeper extension, do the following:

  1. Download and run this executable.
  2. Hit Next. The executable will add a Lansweeper folder with the extension components to the Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application directory on your computer. It will also attempt to add the extension, which will communicate with the extension components, to your browser configuration.
    installing Lansweeper extension for Chrome
  3. Restart Chrome. To ensure that Chrome is fully stopped before restarting, you can open Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), right-click the chrome.exe process(es) under Processes and select End Process.
  4. Make sure the extension is enabled. Type about:extensions in Chrome's address bar, hit Enter and tick the Enabled checkbox for the extension, if it's not already checked.
    Lansweeper extension for Chrome
    If the extension does not appear in the extension list, try installing it from the Chrome Web Store, by following the steps below.

Installing the extension from the Chrome Web Store

To install the extension from the Chrome Web Store, do the following:

  1. Make sure you've installed the extension components first, by following the first section of this article. The extension won't work without the extension components.
  2. Follow this link to find the Lansweeper extension in the Chrome Web Store.
  3. Hit the Add To Chrome button.
    Lansweeper extension in Chrome Web Store
  4. Hit the Add extension button in the resulting popup.
    installing Lansweeper extension for Chrome
  5. Make sure the extension is enabled. Type about:extensions in Chrome's address bar, hit Enter and tick the Enabled checkbox for the extension, if it's not already checked.
    Lansweeper extension for Chrome