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To manage Microsoft Windows 10 or 11 device settings through Google endpoint management, you need to turn on Windows device management, which is turned off by default. You need to turn on Windows device management whether you use it in standalone mode or with Google Credential Provider for Windows (GCPW).
Step 1: Review Windows settings
When you enable Windows device management, the Windows settings in the Google Admin console are applied to Windows 10 or 11 devices in your organization. We recommend that you review and edit those settings first. For details, go to Apply settings for Windows 10 or 11 devices.
Step 2: Enable Windows device management
Before you begin: To apply the setting for certain users, put their accounts in an organizational unit.
In the Admin console, go to Menu DevicesMobile and endpointsSettingsWindows.
- Click Windows management setup.
- To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
- Next to Windows device management, select Enabled.
- Click Save. If you configured a child organizational unit, you might be able to Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit's settings.
- If you install GCPW on users' devices and leave automatic enrollment enabled, the devices are automatically enrolled in Windows device management and any settings you configured are applied during the next sync. Review the setup steps to confirm your setup is complete.
- If you don't install GCPW on users' devices, you need to enroll devices. For details, see Enroll a device in Windows device management.
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