Monitor Chrome Browsers from your Admin console

For administrators who enroll Windows, Mac, or Linux computers in Chrome Browser Cloud Management.

When you manage enrolled Chrome Browsers from your Admin console, you can easily audit browser usage in your Admin console. Track enrollment dates, installed extensions, applied policies, and more. 

View browser information

  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 Devicesand thenChrome management.

    If you don't see Devices on the Home page, click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Click Browsers.

Review information about browsers you manage

You can see the following information for the browsers you manage.

Browser information Description
Machine name The name of the machine that the browser is running on.
Organizational unit The organizational unit that the browser belongs to.
Last activity The date and time of the most recent user activity on the browser.
Browser version The full version number of the browser.
Number of extensions How many extensions and apps are installed on the browser. Clicking a row will open the browser details page and list the details of each app and extension.
Number of policies How many policies are set on the browser. Clicking a row will open the browser details page and list the details of each applied policy.
OS version The operating system of the machine that the browser is running on.
Machine user The name of the user who is signed in to the machine that the browser is running on.
Asset ID You can fill in this field to help organize managed browsers. To change it, click any row to go to the browser details page.
Location You can fill in this custom field to organize the browsers that you manage. To edit, click any row and go to the browser details page.
Notes You can add notes about the browsers that you manage in this custom field. To edit, click any row and go to the browser details page.

Search for browsers

Using the search box, you can search for specific browsers in your organization. By default, the search box searches across all fields, including information in the browser details page. You can restrict your search to a specific field by using a filter. For example, to search only for browsers where the machine name matches "USER5", you would use the "Machine name" filter.

There are also some additional filters which allow you to search using information that is shown on the browser details page.

Filter name Description
User

Searches the User field in the browser details page.
Note: The User filter is different from the Machine user filter. 

Enrollment time Filter by the date that the browser was registered on. The date is found in the Enrollment date field on the browser details page. You can use this to find exact dates and match ranges.
OS platform Filter by the operating system platform (e.g. "windows", "mac" etc).
OS version

Filter by the operating system version listed on the browser details page (e.g. 10.0.17134.165). This filter can be used in conjunction with the OS platform filter to filter by a specific OS and version of that OS.

Architecture

Filter by the architecture of the computer the browser is running on (this info is shown in the Architecture field in the browser details page).

Enrollment token Filter by the enrollment token that the browser was enrolled with. The token can be found in the browser details page under "Machine policies", and will have the form "abcd1234-a1a1-xyxy-aaaa-1234abcd". 
Last report Filter by the date that the browser last sent a report. You can use this to find exact dates and match ranges.
Last policy sync Filter by the date that the browser last synced its policies. You can use this to find exact dates and match ranges.

Search tips

  • Searches are not case sensitive, unless otherwise noted.
  • You can include multiple search terms separated by spaces. The table will refresh to show only browsers that match all of your search terms.
  • You can search for an exact match on strings 3 characters or longer, where terms are separated by whitespace, hyphens, and periods. For example, if a machine name is “USER5-W”, searching for “user5-W” and “USER5” will return the correct result, but a search for “USER” will not.
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