Frequently Asked Questions
How does Active Directory and GPO (Group Policy Object) relate to Google Admin Console?
Active Directory manages the OU structures for users and GPO manages the device/user settings for Windows devices similarly as Google Admin Console does both for Chrome devices.
How does installation work?
After going through traditional GG deployment, Windows deployments can be found in Org Management. The installation is mainly done via Active Directory.
I have Windows 10Pro, can I use GoGuardian for Windows?
Due to Windows 10Pro not having packaged app rules, for the majority of users, blocking Edge is not possible. Students will sign-on to the Windows device and then need to sign-on again into the Chrome browser, but they may navigate to Edge. However, with the new release of GG for Windows, for Windows 10 Pro clients that sync Active Directory with Google Admin Console, blocking Edge will be enforced as soon as the student logs onto the Windows device.
How is it licensed?
GoGuardian for Windows is licensed the same as when products are licensed for Chromebooks. There is no separate SKU.
Will GoGuardian for Windows have full remote desktop access?
With GoGuardian Teacher for Windows, Teachers will be able to remotely close apps, open and close tabs, and lock the entire screen. However, fully remoting into the student device is not a feature.
Do Beacon and Admin work on GG for Windows and do they work outside of the browser?
GoGuardian Admin and GoGuardian Beacon require the extension to monitor student activity. Browsing activity within Chrome browser will continue to be monitored and filtered for Admin. However, Theft Recovery will not be a feature. Beacon will work the same.
Does GoGuardian on Windows also filter browsers other than Chrome (Edge, Firefox, IE)?
GoGuardian does not filter other browsers. However, for GoGuardian Teacher, the entire desktop will be viewable. Particularly in a lab environment, if other browsers are needed, GoGuardian Teacher screens view can be utilized.
How does GoGuardian differ on a Chromebook rather than on Windows?
All products that utilize the GoGuardian extension will predominantly function the same or with increased functionality in some cases on Windows.
- For GoGuardian Admin, monitoring, filtering, and smart alerts will remain the same in browser. Theft Recovery is not a feature for GoGuardian for Windows.
- For GoGuardian Beacon, monitoring will remain the same.
- For GoGuardian Teacher, the entire desktop will be viewable rather than only the browser view. Teachers will also have the ability to close undesired apps and open a tab even when the browser is closed. In addition to seeing the browser, the entire desktop will be viewable. These features are distinct to GoGuardian Teacher.
Do you integrate with Active Directory?
GoGuardian for WIndows will not integrate with Active Directory. Google Admin Console will stilll be needed to import OUs. Clients can sync their Active Directory with their Google Admin Console.
Do I need Active Directory and why?
Yes, Active Directory will hold the OU structure in Windows. Both Google Admin Console and Active Directory are needed.
Do I need Google Admin Console and why?
Yes, Google Admin Console is needed due to the GoGuardian extensions needing G Suite to tie information to specific users.