Ever come across to a situation when you are stuck with Internet Explorer and no way to download any using it!
It is pretty overwhelming! You can not download software like Google Chrome etc.
Fortunately, I got a workaround to Install Google Chrome on Windows server 2019 (also 2016, 2012) using either Command prompt or PowerShell. This also works on a regular Windows 10 version.
How to install google chrome on Windows server
The task is simple, simply open either Command Prompt or PowerShell and type the following command — rather copy-paste it.
$Path = $env:TEMP; $Installer = “chrome_installer.exe”; Invoke-WebRequest “http://dl.google.com/chrome/chrome_installer.exe" -OutFile $Path\$Installer; Start-Process -FilePath $Path\$Installer -Args “/silent /install” -Verb RunAs -Wait; Remove-Item $Path\$Installer
I’ve pasted the code over here, open this link on the computer where you want to perform this action. Ezz copy-pasteee! More paste websites.
This will install Chrome’s latest stable version and install it silently in the background. This approach should also work to install any software which has a direct download link.
You may find this tip helpful in case when you deploy Windows 10 on a VPS server (Vultr, DigitalOcean, etc). When you access the console, you’ll have Internet Explorar because the Windows server 2019 doesn’t ship with Microsoft Edge — which makes it really hard to download any kind of files. but With this tip, you can install google chrome on Windows server and other programs as well.
PS: I will attach the instruction video at a later date