As a Chrome Enterprise administrator, you can access and troubleshoot ChromeOS devices, including kiosk devices, remotely by starting a Chrome Remote Desktop session from the Google Admin console.
- If you're a Chrome Education Upgrade customer, make sure you turn on Chrome Remote Desktop in your Admin console. For details, see Turn Chrome Remote Desktop on or off for users.
- To connect remotely to the device, it must be online and running the following versions:
- Chrome 78 or later for kiosk devices
- Chrome 96 or later for for user and managed guest sessions devices
- For kiosk devices, if a user starts using the device after you start a remote session, your session ends. If you try to reconnect within 5 minutes, you’ll see a privacy warning and you can cancel or proceed with the session.
- For user and managed guest sessions, when you connect remotely to a device, a remote connection request is displayed. The user must accept this before the remote session can continue.
- All remote connection sessions are logged in the Admin audit log under ChromeOS Device Command.
- Delegated admins, with the Start Remote Desktop privilege, can remotely access a user's device but cannot make any other changes within the device details. For details, see Delegate administrator roles in Chrome.
Start a remote session to a device
From the Admin console Home page, go to DevicesChrome devices.
- Click the device that you want to remotely access.
- On the left, click Remote Desktop.
Note: For user or managed guest session devices, the end user must accept the connection request.
- (For kiosk devices only) If the device is in use or was used in the last 5 minutes, you’ll see a warning for privacy reasons. Choose an option:
- To start the remote session on a new page, click Connect Anyway.
- To cancel the remote session and return to the Chrome devices page, click Cancel.
When the remote session is connected, you’ll see Connected at the bottom of the screen
- To open the remote session in a new window, click Open.