Sign users out of their Google Account on Windows 10 devices

For computers managed by enhanced desktop security for Windows. For details, see Overview: Enhanced desktop security for Windows.

If a Windows 10 device is lost or stolen, or if the user forgot to sign out of their Google Account, you can remotely sign a user out of their account on their device. 

Before you begin

  • When you remotely sign a user out from their device, they're signed out of their Google Account in the web browser, not from the Windows device itself. 
  • To ensure that a user is automatically signed out of their Windows device after a specific period of inactivity, you can create a custom setting with the Windows DeviceLock/MaxInactivityTimeDeviceLock policy and push it to their device. Learn more about custom settings.
  • After you sign a user out of their Google Account, the next time they sign in to the device, they'll need to enter their Google credentials in the Google sign-in screen for additional security. Learn more about signing in after a security event.

Sign a user out from their Google Account on a Windows device

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Devices.
  3. Click Endpoints.
  4. Select the computers that you want to sign users out from.
  5. At the top left, click More "" and then Sign Out User
  6. Click Sign Out User to confirm.
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