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

As an administrator, you can use your Google Admin console to find details about enrolled Chrome browsers. You can review information such as 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. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Devicesand thenChromeand thenManaged browsers.

    If you signed up for Chrome Browser Cloud Management, go to Menu and then Chrome browserand thenManaged browsers.

  3. (Optional) On the left, select an organizational unit. By default, all browsers are shown.

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 interaction between all instances of managed Chrome browsers and Google servers.

These interactions can include enrollment actions, policy sync, reporting, and so on. This field can be updated even if the device is offline, for example if a browser is moved to a new organizational unit.

Browser version

The full version number of the browser.

Update status Indicates if a pending update version is available. The pending update version represents the version of Chrome browser that will be installed on browser restart.

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.

Enrolment time Date and time of when the browser was enrolled for Chrome Browser Cloud Management.

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.

View browser details

Clicking a specific browser row opens the browser details page. On the left, you can choose to move the managed browser to another organizational unit or delete the managed browser from the device.

Note: Some fields might not be filled in, depending on whether you enabled Chrome browser reporting.

Machine overview

You can see an overview of the browser on the top-left underneath the browser name.

Field Description
Most recent policy sync

Last recorded date and time that any browser instances synchronized with policy settings. This field is only updated when a browser uploads a report, not when the policy sync request is received.

Most recent report

Last recorded date and time that any browser instances sent a report to the Admin console.

Enrolled

Date and time of when the browser was enrolled for Chrome Browser Cloud Management.

Most recent Google Update activity

Last recorded date and time of the most recent interaction between all instances of managed Chrome browsers and Google Update.

Machine info

Field Description

Machine name

The name of the device that the browser is running on.

OS version

The operating system of the device that the browser is running on.

Serial number

Device serial number.

Machine user

The name of the user who is signed in to the device that the browser is running on.

Architecture

The architecture of the device that the browser is running on.

Device ID

Unique ID of the device per enrollment.

Note: Previously enrolled devices that are deprovisioned, wiped, or factory reset get a new unique ID when re-enrolled.

Enrollment date

Date that Chrome browser was enrolled in Chrome Browser Cloud Management.

Machine policies

The number of machine policies that are set on the browser. To list the details of each applied machine policy, scroll down the browser details page to Applied browser policiesand thenMachine policies.

Browsers & profiles

Field Description

Path

Location of the Chrome browser file.

Channel

The release channel of the browser.

Installed version

The last reported version of Chrome browser.

Pending update version

Version of Chrome browser that will be installed on browser restart.

Last status

The last date and time that Chrome browser sent a status update to the Admin console.

Profiles

Number of browser profiles set up.

Clicking a browser row shows more details about specific installed profiles.

Profile name

Name of the user profile.

User

Email address of the person signed in to the profile. Available only if there’s a signed user in that profile.

Directory

The user’s profile path.

Last report time

Last recorded date and time that any browser instances sent a report to the Admin console.

Last policy sync

Last recorded date and time that any browser instances synced with policy settings. This field is only updated when a browser uploads a report, not when the policy sync request is received.

Profile policies

The number of profile policies that are set on the browser.

Extensions

The number of extensions installed on the browser.

Installed apps & extensions

Field Description

Name

The app or extension’s name, icon, and a link to view it in the Chrome Web Store.

Status

The app or extension status, Enabled or Disabled.

Version

The app or extension’s version number.

Install type

Describes how the app or extension was installed:

  • admin—Installed by an admin policy
  • development—Loaded unpacked in developer mode
  • multiple—Installed different ways on different browsers, devices, or user accounts
  • normal—Installed normally by a .crx file
  • other—Installed by other means
  • sideload—Installed by other software on the machine

Browser version and channel

The current browser version and channel where the app or extension is installed.

Profile

The profile name where the app or extension is installed.

Applied browser policies (Machine and profile policies)

Field Description

Name

The policy’s unique name.

Source

Possible values are:

  • Cloud machine policy
  • Local machine policy
  • Cloud user policy
  • Unknown source

Status

Possible values are:

  • Applied
  • Deprecated
  • Invalid

Value

The value set for the policy.

Plugins

Field Description

Name

Name of the plugin.

Filename

The filename for the plugin

Browser channel

The browser channel where the plugin is available

Description

Description of the plugin

Custom Fields

To edit any of these fields, click Edit .

Field Description

Asset ID

Unique ID of the device.

User

Email address of the person who uses the device.

Location

Address or location of the device.

Notes

Used for special information related to a device. You can use the information later when searching for browsers.

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, 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. For example, windows, mac, and so on.

OS version

Filter by the operating system version listed on the browser details page, such as 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. Information 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, with format abcd1234-a1a1-xyxy-aaaa-1234abcd.

Last report

Filter by the date that the browser last synced its policies. 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 refreshes 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 USER returns the correct result, searching for USER does not.

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