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 Device managementand thenChrome management.

    If you don't see Device management 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 an operator. For example, to search only for browsers where the machine name contains "USER5", you would search for machine_name:user5.

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.
Search operator Description
machine_name Searches the Machine name column.
Example: machine_name:user5
location Searches the Location column.
Example: location:montreal
user

Searches the User field in the browser details page.
Example: user:user5

Note: The User field is different from the Machine user field. See the recent_user operator below to search Machine user.

asset_id Searches the Asset ID field in the browser details page. This field is case sensitive. 
Example: asset_id:12345678
note Searches the Notes column. Enclose multiple words in quotes to search for a specific phrase.
Example: note:"developer machine"
register Matches the date range when the browser was registered. The date is found in the Enrollment date field on the browser details page. You can use the register operator to find exact dates and match ranges.
Example: To see browsers enrolled on Jan 1, 2019, enter register:2019-01-01.
Example: To see browsers enrolled on or after Jan 1, 2019, enter register:2019-01-01.. 
Example: To see browsers enrolled in the month of January, 2019, enter register:2019-01-01..2019-01-31.
os Searches the operating system version column.
Example: os:windows
os_platform Searches the operating system column.
Example: os_platform:windows
os_version

Searches the operating system version listed on the browser details page.
Example: os_version:10.0.17134.165 

Note: This operator is different from the os_platform search operator in that os_version searches the browser details page and not the OS version column.

arch Searches the Architecture field in the browser details page.
Example: arch:x86_64
browser_version Searches the Browser version column.
Example: browser_version:71
enrollment_token Searches for an enrollment token used to enroll a browser. The token can be found in the browser details page under "Machine policies".
Example: enrollment_token:abcd1234-a1a1-xyxy-aaaa-1234abcd
report Searches dates for when browsers have sent a report. Use to find exact dates and match ranges.
Example: report:2019-01-01 returns all browsers that sent a report on Jan 1, 2019
Example: report:..2019-01-01 returns all browsers that sent a report on or before Jan 1, 2019
sync Searches dates for when browsers have synced. You can use this to find exact dates and match ranges.
Example: sync:2019-01-01 returns all browsers that synced on Jan 1, 2019
num_extensions Searches the Number of extensions column. Searching for ranges is not supported, but you can sort the list to find the browsers with the most or least installed extensions by clicking the column title.
Example: num_extensions:10
num_policies Searches the Number of policies column. Searching for ranges is not supported, but you can sort the list to find the browsers with the most or least applied policies by clicking the column title.
Example: num_policies:10
recent_user Searches the Machine user column.
Example: recent_user:WIN10MACHINE\username
last_activity Searches the Last activity column. You can use this to find exact dates and match ranges.
Example: last_activity:2019-01-01.. returns all browsers that have had activity on or after Jan 1, 2019.
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