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Sync Fleet and Google Admin Console

Each evening, Fleet will automatically synchronize your device data in Google Admin console with Fleet, but you can use Force Sync to sync immediately.

Table of Contents

  1. How Force Sync Works
  2. How to Force Sync Google Admin Console and Fleet
  3. Fields Updated by Force Sync

How Force Sync Works

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 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 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 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
User User
Location Location
Asset ID Asset ID
OU OU
Notes Notes
MAC Address MAC Address
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

How to Force Sync Google Admin Console and Fleet

To make Fleet and Google Admin Console sync immediately:

  1. From the Inventory tab, click the Actions dropdown menu.



  2. Click Force Sync.



  3. Click Start Sync.

Fields Updated by Force Sync

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 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.
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.
MAC Address

The MAC Address of the device.

Ethernet MAC Address The Ethernet MAC address of the device.
OS Version

The version of the Chrome OS that the device is running.

Firmware Version The version of firmware that the device is running.

 

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