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About ChromeOS device management

For administrators who manage ChromeOS devices for a business or school.

As an IT admin for a business or school, you can manage Chromebooks and other ChromeOS devices, from your Google Admin console. Enforce policies, set up Chrome features for users, provide access to your internal VPNs and Wi-Fi networks, force install apps and extensions, and more.

Note: Your account type determines what Chrome features are available to you. For example, if your organization has an education account and you enroll a ChromeOS device bundled with Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, you can't access Chrome features that are exclusive to enterprise accounts.

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Here's how to start managing ChromeOS devices in your organization.

See basic steps:    SIGN UP NOW    SET UP DEVICES

Large organization? See the Get started guide.

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Get ChromeOS devices with a bundled upgrade

Each bundled device comes with Chrome Enterprise Upgrade or Chrome Education Upgrade. So you don’t need to purchase upgrades separately.

See About ChromeOS devices with bundled upgrades.

Buy upgrades for standalone ChromeOS devices

To manage standalone ChromeOS devices in your organization, you need Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, Chrome Education Upgrade, or Kiosk & Signage Upgrade. You need to buy an upgrade for each standalone ChromeOS device you want to manage.

See Chrome service options | Purchase upgrades for ChromeOS devices.

Enroll ChromeOS devices

After you buy bundled devices or upgrades for your standalone ChromeOS devices, enroll them into your organization using an eligible managed user account. After devices are enrolled, you can start enforcing policies to manage their use.

See Enroll ChromeOS devices.

Enforce policies and manage apps

From the Admin console, you can enforce policies and settings that apply when people use your managed devices. You can configure Wi-Fi and proxy settings, automatically install apps and extensions, limit access to authorized users only, and much more. Configure settings for different groups of users, such as teachers versus students, or full-time employees versus temps.

See Manage policies for ChromeOS devices.

Deploy kiosks and managed guest sessions

You can dedicate ChromeOS devices as purpose-built kiosk apps. These can be used for student testing or for a point-of-sale kiosk in a store. Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, Chrome Education Upgrade, and Kiosk & Signage Upgrade support deploying kiosks.

You can control managed guest sessions, which people can share without using an account. These are useful in a library, cyber cafe, or business center. Chrome Enterprise Upgrade and Chrome Education Upgrade support deploying managed guest sessions.

See Kiosk apps, managed guest sessions, and smart cards | Use Chromebooks for Student Assessments

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