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Top Management FAQs

Can I easily manage G Suite for my business?

As an administrator of your G Suite account, you'll enjoy a new way of managing your users' services from the cloud. This can be as simple as adding users to your account, activating their email or letting them start using services. G Suite also gives you additional controls over your users' data and security that we recommend you take advantage of.

How do I add and manage my users?

To let people in your organization start using G Suite, you must add them to your account. You can do this from any computer or even using the mobile management console on your mobile device. In any web browser, go to admin.google.com and sign in with your administrator name and password. You also use the Admin console to manage users' services and passwords, as well as all other aspects of your account.

Can I grant administrator privileges to other users?

Yes. No matter what size your organization is, we recommend that you distribute the responsibility of managing your users and services among a select set of trusted users. You can grant a user administrative privileges by assigning them one of the available administrator roles. Assigning a role grants the user access to your Admin console. You can make a user a super administrator who can perform all tasks in the Admin console. Or you can assign a role that limits which tasks the administrator can perform, for example, by allowing them only to create groups, manage service settings, or reset a user's password.

Can I control users’ access to certain features or services?

Initially, most services are turned on for all your users. You can use your Admin console to turn off services you don't want people to use, or to customize how services work. You have the option of enabling the same settings for everyone or applying unique policies to different users. For example, you might turn on Hangouts just for your support team or allow only the marketing department to share public Google Sites.

Can I test new features and products before releasing them to my users?

You and your users receive new features and updates automatically, without needing to install or update any software. However, you can easily track upcoming releases via our release calendar or blog. If you want to test new features and products before making them available to your users, choose the scheduled release track in your Admin console. If you want them to be available as soon as Google rolls them out to consumer users, select the rapid release track.

Does G Suite allow me to manage mobile devices?

Manage your organization’s mobile devices, without the need for an on-premise device management server, using the Google Admin console. Mobile Management allows you to enforce device policies over mobile devices in your organization and perform actions like remotely wiping your users’ mobile devices.

Can I manage multiple domains with G Suite?

If your organization acquires a new domain name or does business at multiple domains, you can add all your domains to your account at no extra cost. Users can then have identities at one or more of your domains while sharing services as part of a single organization. And you manage your domains from the same Admin console. You add a domain as either a separate domain or domain alias, depending on how you plan to use it.

How to apply policies to different users?

As an administrator of your Google Cloud account, you can control which services and features are available to different users in your organization. For example, you might turn on Google Talk just for your Support team, or allow only the marketing department to share public Google Sites. To apply policies for users, use your Google Admin console to group users into organizational units. Then turn on services and set permissions for people in each unit.

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Top Management FAQs

Can I easily manage G Suite for my business?

As an administrator of your G Suite account, you'll enjoy a new way of managing your users' services from the cloud. This can be as simple as adding users to your account, activating their email or letting them start using services. G Suite also gives you additional controls over your users' data and security that we recommend you take advantage of.

How do I add and manage my users?

To let people in your organization start using G Suite, you must add them to your account. You can do this from any computer or even using the mobile management console on your mobile device. In any web browser, go to admin.google.com and sign in with your administrator name and password. You also use the Admin console to manage users' services and passwords, as well as all other aspects of your account.

Can I grant administrator privileges to other users?

Yes. No matter what size your organization is, we recommend that you distribute the responsibility of managing your users and services among a select set of trusted users. You can grant a user administrative privileges by assigning them one of the available administrator roles. Assigning a role grants the user access to your Admin console. You can make a user a super administrator who can perform all tasks in the Admin console. Or you can assign a role that limits which tasks the administrator can perform, for example, by allowing them only to create groups, manage service settings, or reset a user's password.

Can I control users’ access to certain features or services?

Initially, most services are turned on for all your users. You can use your Admin console to turn off services you don't want people to use, or to customize how services work. You have the option of enabling the same settings for everyone or applying unique policies to different users. For example, you might turn on Hangouts just for your support team or allow only the marketing department to share public Google Sites.

Can I test new features and products before releasing them to my users?

You and your users receive new features and updates automatically, without needing to install or update any software. However, you can easily track upcoming releases via our release calendar or blog. If you want to test new features and products before making them available to your users, choose the scheduled release track in your Admin console. If you want them to be available as soon as Google rolls them out to consumer users, select the rapid release track.

Does G Suite allow me to manage mobile devices?

Manage your organization’s mobile devices, without the need for an on-premise device management server, using the Google Admin console. Mobile Management allows you to enforce device policies over mobile devices in your organization and perform actions like remotely wiping your users’ mobile devices.

Can I manage multiple domains with G Suite?

If your organization acquires a new domain name or does business at multiple domains, you can add all your domains to your account at no extra cost. Users can then have identities at one or more of your domains while sharing services as part of a single organization. And you manage your domains from the same Admin console. You add a domain as either a separate domain or domain alias, depending on how you plan to use it.

How to apply policies to different users?

As an administrator of your Google Cloud account, you can control which services and features are available to different users in your organization. For example, you might turn on Google Talk just for your Support team, or allow only the marketing department to share public Google Sites. To apply policies for users, use your Google Admin console to group users into organizational units. Then turn on services and set permissions for people in each unit.

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