Google Chrome is a web browser. Chrome can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to have the application start automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.

Chrome Setup Under FireDaemon

Download the latest version of Chrome from the official website.

Install the Chrome browser. By default it installs to C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome.

Start Chrome manually first to generate your profile.

Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.

Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation. Note that no parameters are required.

Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see your Chrome running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select “Hidden” from the “Show Window” dropdown. You must run Chrome as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to Chrome or specify which CPU or core Chrome will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs). You must keep the "Job Type" to "No Job", otherwise Chrome will not work properly.


Now click on the Lifecycle tab. Uncheck Graceful Shutdown as leaving it checked might delay the shutdown of Chrome.

Now click on the OK button to install and start Chrome!