In this episode of CloudUp, we talk about Managing Windows Devices through the Google Admin Console, and diving into the idea of removing Windows AD by using Google Cloud IDP.

Meet the Speakers

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Rion Ellis

Chrome Enterprise Deployment Engineer

Transcript

– We’re going to talk about Managing Windows Devices through the Google Admin Console, and possibly getting rid of Windows AD by using Google Cloud IDP. Trust me, you’ll wanna see this.

– My fellow Windows Admin, I struggled just like you for 19 years managing identities inside of Active Directory.

– It was great when it came out, it really hasn’t had much done to improve it. And if you’re in G Suite now, syncing the identities from AD into G Suite or into another SSO okta it’s cumbersome, it can break in any kind of way.

– Then you’re stuck troubleshooting for hours and hours trying to figure out what happened. What Google just released, the ability to manage Windows devices from the Google Admin Console. You can now use Google IDP to now authenticate into your Windows device.

– You can actually push settings from the Admin Console down to your Windows device. So for those laptops, Windows devices that are mobile, that are not inside of your office or on your domain that you pretty much just hope that they’re applying their Windows updates and keeping their antivirus up to date. Because you don’t have insight into it anymore.

– It’s at the top of your network. Google Admin has now fixed that problem. You can push everything from the Admin Console. And it’s not going back to your AD server on your network over some slow VPN, just going right to the Google Cloud. And we all know they’ve got some of the largest pipes in the world.