Each evening, Fleet will automatically synchronize your device data in Google Admin console with Fleet, but you can use Force Sync to sync immediately.
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Force Sync ensures that device information in Fleet and Google Admin console are in parity.
If you have made changes to Custom Fields in Fleet, or device information in the Google Admin console, you can use the Force Sync button to update both Fleet and Google Admin console. To prevent conflicts during each day's automatic synchronization, Force Sync is unavailable if Google Admin console and Fleet are already trying to synchronize.
Fleet updates Custom Field information in Google Admin console, and Google Admin console updates device information in Fleet. In the table below, the Flow of Information arrow indicates whether Fleet updates the Google Admin console, or whether Google Admin console updates Fleet.
For example, if the User field in Fleet and Google Admin console are different, the User information in Fleet will overwrite the User information in Google Admin console. Similarly, if Fleet and the Google Admin console have different information for the Last sync field, then the Last Sync date in Google Admin console will overwrite the Last Sync date in Fleet.
|Fleet||Flow of Information||Google Admin console|
|Asset ID||Asset ID|
|Ethernet MAC Address||Ethernet MAC Address|
|Firmware Version||Firmware Version|
|OS Version||OS Version|
|Last Sync||Last Sync|
|Serial Number||Serial Number|
|Last Enrollment||Last Enrollment|
To Start a sync between Fleet and Google Admin Console:
- From the Devices tab, Hover over the sync icon at the top right corner and click Sync with GAC.
- Click Sync with GAC.
Note: You may need to re-authorize your Google account in Fleet by visiting https://fleet.goguardian.com/connect in order for this process to work.
Note: It may take from several minutes to several hours to fully sync depending on the number of devices syncing.
Fields Updated by Force Sync - User, Location, Asset ID, Status, and Notes will only update from GAC on the initial sync. If Fleet data is outdated and GAC data is current for these values, please consult the tips and tricks article to force the desired values in GAC to Fleet: Fleet tips and tricks.
|User||The user this device is assigned to. In Fleet, this will be displayed as their email address. In exported CSV files, this will appear in the Student column.|
|Location||The location column is used to track which campus or building a device is located and must be populated by the user.|
|Asset ID||The Asset ID of the device.|
|Status||The status of a device. Currently, this can be Assigned, Unassigned, Needs Repair, or Destroyed.|
|Notes||Any notes that have been added to the device.|
|Last Sync||The last time the device was synced with Google Admin console.|
|Last Enrollment Time||
When the device was last enrolled.
|Model||The model number and brand of the device.|
|Serial Number||The serial number of the device.|
The MAC Address of the device.
|Ethernet MAC Address||The Ethernet MAC address of the device.|
The version of the Chrome OS that the device is running.
|Firmware Version||The version of firmware that the device is running.|