Control Brave Browser Settings via GPO 🌱

Importing and Setting Brave Browser GPO

  1. Download the Brave Browser group policy administration templates Download
  2. Extract the downloaded .zip file
  3. On a domain controller, copy the contents of /Policy Templates/v80.0.3987.116/ to C:\Windows\Sysvol\sysvol\%domainname%\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\
  4. Right click on the Start button > Run > type gpmc.msc > Press Enter
  5. Expand Forest: %domainname% > Domains > %domainname%
  6. Right click on the domain name > Create a GPO in this domain, and link it here...
  7. Name the new GPO Brave Browser
  8. Right click the Brave Browser GPO > Edit...
  9. In the Group Policy Management Editor expand Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Brave Browser
  10. Browse the available policy options and set them as needed

    Example: Brave Browser > Enable reporting of usage and crash-related data: Disabled

  11. Close the Group Policy Management Editor
  12. Right click the Brave Browser GPO > Enforced

Testing the Policy

  1. On a domain machine with the Brave Browser installed, right click on the Start button > Run > type cmd > Press Enter
  2. Type gpupdate /force
  3. After the group policy update completes, launch the Brave Browser
  4. In the address bar, type brave://policy
  5. The policy set from GPO should be listed
  6. If the setting is displayed in the Brave Browser GUI, navigate to it and verify the value is set correctly

Extra special thanks to Prowler2 on GitHub for putting these GPO configurations together