Chrome Device Setup

If you wish to setup a chrome system please first go over this: Chromebox Settings
Select the options you want for each group in your branch (opac, kids adults) and send each document with the name of the branch and group in the file name to dzeiger@georgialibraries.org

Once those options are approved and set up within the admin console by GPLS you can move on to the next step

The following information is subject to change. We will be editing & adding content as libraries continue to deploy Chrome:

BE AWARE: The admin console is accessed with the credentials given to you by GPLS. At this time all admins have cross-system access, therefore we ask you to not log in to the admin console unless you have been told to do so by GPLS. If you do log in to the admin console be sure you are only making changes to your system.

Steps to take when you get your Chrome devices:

Step 1. Send GPLS the name of your system and branches that will have the chrome devices in them.

Step 2. On the devices there will be a serial number. Decide what group you want that serial number in and send a list of the groups and their serial numbers to GPLS. (Example: Blue library system has the teal branch under it that will be using chromeboxes under this branch there will be 2 groups, kids and adults. Then list the serial numbers that will be under kids and the ones that will be adults)
Blue Regional Library System
-Teal County
–Kids
—-Serials here
–Adults
—-Serials here

You can use this excel sheet if you’d like: Serial Numbers. Feel free to add or remove groups.

Step 3. When the devices boot up they will need to be enrolled. Please press ctrl+alt+e to enter enterprise enrollment (if enterprise enrollment doesn’t automatically come up) and enroll them with the username and password given to you by GPLS.
Instructions here

Once all devices are enrolled let GPLS know. They will put them in the right groups that you defined earlier.

Printers:
To set up a cloud printer use the instructions that came with your printer and log in with the username and password given to you by GPLS for enrollment.
Instructions here

To use a windows printer download Google cloud print and connect your printer following the instructions then let GPLS know the name of the printer you just connected. (please name your printer with system initials and branch in the title. Example: GPLS-HQ-HPCLX2150)
Instructions here

*If your chrome device was enrolled before it was on version 29 or later, you must re-enroll in order to properly communicate with printers.

Digital Signage:
Digital Signage information can be found here

Resetting or Re-imaging Chrome Devices :
Resetting a Chrome device – This is handy if you accidentally sign in with your personal account before enrolling the device. This can also be used to reset a device after it has updated past version 29(required if your device was enrolled before version 29 and you are adding a printer).

Re-image a Chrome device – This is useful if a machine is having trouble updating or printing, you are seeing strange errors, or if you are having trouble pulling updated settings.

Hardware Modifications:
How to disable onboard audio in Chromebox – This is for if you are looking to disable the onboard sound on your Chromebox to avoid any audio mishaps.

BE AWARE (Again): The admin console is accessed with the credentials given to you by GPLS. At this time all admins have cross-system access, therefore we ask you to not log in to the admin console unless you have been told to do so by GPLS. If you do log in to the admin console be sure you are only making changes to your system.