ChromeOS Extension

To radically increase the location accuracy of your Chromebooks, you can install the Chromebook Management Assistant extension on your Chromebook Fleet.

Chromebook Management Assistant Extension Overview

To radically increase the location accuracy of your Chromebooks, you can install the Chromebook Management Assistant extension on your Chromebook Fleet.

The Chromebook Management Assistant is an enterprise Google Chrome extension that runs on ChromeOS devices (such as Chromebooks). It is similar to the K12Panel Agent built for Windows, but is very limited in scope. This chrome extension is specifically focused on providing accurate location so you can get good asset location while mapping.

The Chromebook Management Assistant only functions on ChromeOS devices.

It will not have any impact on the Chrome browser in Windows.

It is important to note: when you install the ChromeOS extension, you are intentionally tracking your fleet of devices. This extension will only install on to your organization’s managed Chromebooks.

PRIVACY NOTICE
This extension accurately tracks the geolocation of your managed Chromebooks. It may be prudent to inform your organization that the managed devices have physical location services enabled.

If someone in your organization logs into an unmanaged Chromebook (such as a personal Chromebook), or uses the Chrome browser on their home machine, this extension will NOT be installed and will NOT track their location.

Your Chromebooks check in with location every time someone powers it up. You can also click the extension icon to show the Serial Number from the Chromebook!

To install the Chrome Extension

These steps must be followed by a Google Workspace administrator

  1. Log into GSuite administration at http://admin.google.com

  2. Navigate to Devices > Chrome devices

  3. Using the top navigation dropdown, browse to Apps and Extensions

  4. On the left, select the OUs that contain the users you want to impact (you can select the root OU, but you aren’t required to deploy this at the highest level of your organization)

  5. This is a USER extension and so should be deployed to OUs that contain USERS that you want to impact with this extension.

  6. Click the Yellow “+” icon in the bottom right and choose Add Chrome app or extension by ID

  7. From the popup, switch the From the Chrome Web Store to From a custom URL

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  8. Copy and enter the Extension ID and copy and enter the Customer URL from your Software and Downloads tab in K12 Panel tool to the appropriate Google pages

  9. Click Save on that popup

  10. Change the following 2 settings, and then click Save on the final screen

    1. Under “1” - Select Force Install

    2. Under “2” - Select Allow All Permissions

    3. Finally, click “3” to save

That’s it! Your Chrome extension should begin deploying across your fleet.

This is a USER extension and so should be deployed to Google Workspace OUs that have USERS.