About Chrome OS management

This page is for administrators who manage Chromebooks and other devices that run Chrome OS.

As an IT administrator for a business or school, you can manage Chromebooks and other Chrome OS devices, from a cloud-based Admin console. Enforce policies, set up  Chrome features for users, provide access to your internal VPNs and Wi-Fi networks, force install Chrome apps and extensions, and more.

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Here's how to start managing Chrome OS devices in your organization.

See basic steps:    SET UP DEVICES    

Large organization? See the Chrome OS Device Deployment Guide.

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Purchase Chrome subscription licenses

To manage devices that run Chrome OS, you need to subscribe to a Chrome service, such as Chrome Enterprise or Chrome Education. You then purchase a subscription licenses for each device you want to manage. 

See Subscription options | Purchase licenses

Enroll Chrome OS devices

After you purchase licenses for your Chrome OS devices, enroll the devices in your Admin console. After a device is enrolled, you can start enfocing policies to manage its use.  

See Enroll Chrome OS devices.

Enforce policies and manage apps

From the Admin console, you can enforce 100+ policies and settings that apply when people use your managed devices. You can make WiFi and proxy settings, preinstall apps and extensions, restrict access to authorized users, and much more. You can make settings for different groups of users, such as teachers versus students, or full-time versus part-time employees. 

See Manage policies for Chrome OS devices.

Deploy kiosk and public session devices

You can dedicate Chrome devices as purpose-built kiosk apps, such as for student testing or a point-of-sale kiosk in a store. You can also manage public-session devices. These are devices that people can share without needing to sign in with an account. They're useful in a library, cyber cafe, or business center. 

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