Noob in this Community, here because we're considering deploying a couple hundred PCs as Chromium builds in our schools this year. Want to eliminate a vendor for SIS integration with A/D -- which we can do if, for the first time since the year 2000, we eliminate all students from Active Directory. We're already in the Google Apps environment with a lot of ChromeOS devices deployed.
The concern, of course, is management. True, on Windows machines with Chrome we didn't have management of those environments as ChromeOS devices -- just user management. So in not gaining device management by lateraling to Chromium as an OS, we don't "lose" device management per se. But since our ChromeOS devices are all managed in our domain, we certainly at least pine for that, and not having it will force us to deploy Chromium PCs differently, probably, than our Chromebooks.
Among other issues, our dozen schools are all special education (mostly behavior disorders / learning disabilities, only limited numbers of more severely handicapped students).
So . . . is there any way to bring devices with Chromium installed into a Google domain's management? Barring that, what IS available for managing the devices?
Thanks to the founder of the community. And long live ATB. Definitely, please, long live.... ;-)