ChromeOS Flex installation guide

4: Set up device management for your organization

To manage ChromeOS Flex devices using the Google Admin console, you need an upgrade for each device that you want to enroll. You can then manage ChromeOS Flex devices alongside other ChromeOS devices that are enrolled in your organization.

Depending on what Chrome service best suits your organization’s needs, you can get upgrades for ChromeOS Flex devices.

I'm an admin for a business

Chrome Enterprise Upgrade

Set up a trial

With a Chrome Enterprise Upgrade trial, you can manage up to 50 devices for 30 days.

I have a managed Google Account

Use the Admin console if you:

  • Are a Google Workspace or Cloud Identity customer.
  • Purchased Google Workspace directly from Google on a domain verified account.
  • Don't already have Chrome Enterprise Upgrade or Chromebook Enterprise devices.

I don't have a managed Google Account

Sign up online using your business email if you:

  • Are not a managed user under an existing Chrome, Google Workspace, or Cloud Identity Subscription.

Purchase upgrades for ChromeOS Flex devices

You can purchase upgrades during your trial or wait until it ends. Near the end of your trial, you’ll get an email letting you know that you need to purchase upgrades.

For details about how to buy upgrades, go to Purchase upgrades for ChromeOS devices

Kiosk & Signage Upgrade

There is no free trial for Kiosk & Signage Upgrade. You’ll need to purchase upgrades for the Kiosk & Signage service to enroll devices in your organization.

I have a managed Google AccountPurchase your Kiosk & Signage Upgrade from the Admin console

I don’t have a managed Google Account—Find out more about deploying kiosks and digital signage on ChromeOS Flex devices in your organization

I'm an admin for a school

Chrome Education Upgrade

There is no free trial for Chrome Education Upgrade. You’ll need to purchase upgrades for Chrome Education Upgrade to enroll devices in your organization.

I have a managed Google Account—If you’re a Google Workspace for Education customer, don't sign up for a Chrome Enterprise Upgrade Trial. Instead, to purchase upgrades for Chrome Education Upgrade, contact your sales representative or authorized partner.

I don’t have a managed Google Account —To find an authorized partner to purchase upgrades for Chrome Education Upgrade, go to the Partner Directory

Find out more about deploying ChromeOS Flex devices and Chrome Education Upgrade in your school

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