How to scan Chrome OS machines

Chrome OS scanning is a feature introduced in Lansweeper 7.2. If you are using an older Lansweeper release, you will need to update by following the instructions in this knowledge base article.
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From version 7.2 onward, Lansweeper can retrieve data of Chrome OS (e.g. Chromebook) devices managed by your Google organization. Once scanned, these assets can be accessed through the Assets menu in your web console. Scanned data includes basic system information, disk info and recently logged in users.


How to scan your Chrome OS devices

Step 1: make sure you meet the scanning requirements

Before scanning your Chromebook devices, verify that you meet the scanning requirements. More information on Lansweeper's Chrome OS scanning requirements can be found in this knowledge base article.

Step 2: add your scanning target

To add your Chrome OS scanning target, click the Add Scanning Target button under Scanning\Scanning Targets. Select Chrome OS from the drop-down menu, submit a credential name, username and the JSON key. The name field is for your reference, the username field requires a user with the Services Admin role in your Google environment. The JSON key is the credential you created in step 1. Configure the scanning schedule and click Ok to create your scanning target.

Step 3: view your Chrome OS assets

When the scanning target has been added, it will immediately start scanning. You can view your scanned assets by selecting the Chrome OS asset type under the Assets tab.

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