Get started: Drive setup guide for admins

Set up Drive for your team

After you sign up for G Suite or Drive Enterprise, you and your team can use Google Drive as a single place to store, access, and share files. Here's how to get started.

Recommended setup steps

  1. Add your Drive users
  2. Upload your files to Drive
  3. Set Drive users' sharing permissions
  4. Stream (or sync) Drive files to users' computers
  5. Install mobile apps for Drive and Docs editors
  6. Set up offline access to Docs editors
  7. Turn Docs creation on or off 
  8. Create custom Drive templates
  9. Announce Drive to new users (sample email)
  10. Train your Drive users

Get started with Drive as a standalone offering 

If your organization wants to use Drive, but you don’t need Gmail, Calendar, or other G Suite services, sign up for Drive Enterprise. You can get all Drive features and administrative controls, but without G Suite services like Gmail, Calendar, Google+, and Meet.

If you don’t already have G Suite: Sign up for Drive Enterprise | Learn more

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