Get started with G Suite Business
Welcome to G Suite Business!
If you're new to G Suite, use this guide after you've signed up for G Suite Business. It will guide you through the basic steps to get G Suite and Google Vault up and running for your organization.
If you're an existing G Suite administrator who has upgraded to G Suite Business, you've already completed most of these steps! In that case, just check out step 5 to get started with Google Vault.
If you used Vault before you upgraded to G Suite Business, it's important to see step 5 to verify your retention rules
When you signed your business up for G Suite Business, you provided the domain name that you want to use with Google services. This is the unique name that appears after www. in your web site address. Before your organization can use Google services with this domain, you'll need to verify that you own it (if you didn't do so during the sign up process).
See Verify domain ownership to learn how.
Before a user in your organization can begin using your Google services, you need to add the user to your Google Cloud account. This gives the user a personal account for accessing Google Drive and other Google services.
You can add users individually or you can add several at once. You can even invite them to create their own username and password. See options for adding users to get started.
After you sign up for G Suite Business and add your users, Google Drive is automatically available for everyone. To quickly get up and running with Drive in your organization, see Drive setup for administrators.
When you sign up for G Suite Business, Google Drive and other core G Suite services (such as Calendar, Contacts, and Hangouts) are added to your Google account and become available to your users.
- To learn about the administration options for your services, see Manage your services.
- To disable any services for all or some of your users, see Control who can access Google services.
G Suite Business comes with Google Vault for everyone in your organization. You can use Google Vault to search across all files in Drive and export files based on searches. You can also use Vault to retain, archive, search, and export your organization's email for your eDiscovery and compliance needs.
If you'd like to take advantage of Vault, see Get started: Vault administrators.