ScreenConnect for ChromeOS


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    I had no idea that this existed until today. If you log into ScreenConnect normally from ChromeOS, you get nothing, not even the account management fields in SC. It's pretty disappointing. What it should do, though, is tell you that there is an alternative.

    If you are no ChromeOS (not Chrome on something else, only ChromeOS) there is a browser extension just for ChromeOS that adds ScreenConnect functionality in the browser and works insanely well. Better, in fact, IMHO than the normal ScreenConnect client! The speed is near instant and super smooth. I'm really impressed.

    So if you use ScreenConnect and wonder if ChromeOS is an option, it definitely is!



  • @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    I had no idea that this existed until today. If you log into ScreenConnect normally from ChromeOS, you get nothing, not even the account management fields in SC. It's pretty disappointing. What it should do, though, is tell you that there is an alternative.

    If you are no ChromeOS (not Chrome on something else, only ChromeOS) there is a browser extension just for ChromeOS that adds ScreenConnect functionality in the browser and works insanely well. Better, in fact, IMHO than the normal ScreenConnect client! The speed is near instant and super smooth. I'm really impressed.

    So if you use ScreenConnect and wonder if ChromeOS is an option, it definitely is!

    Since I have very little experience with ScreenConnect and I use Bomgar the most, does ScreenConnect have a web client in HTML5 ?


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    @dbeato said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    I had no idea that this existed until today. If you log into ScreenConnect normally from ChromeOS, you get nothing, not even the account management fields in SC. It's pretty disappointing. What it should do, though, is tell you that there is an alternative.

    If you are no ChromeOS (not Chrome on something else, only ChromeOS) there is a browser extension just for ChromeOS that adds ScreenConnect functionality in the browser and works insanely well. Better, in fact, IMHO than the normal ScreenConnect client! The speed is near instant and super smooth. I'm really impressed.

    So if you use ScreenConnect and wonder if ChromeOS is an option, it definitely is!

    Since I have very little experience with ScreenConnect and I use Bomgar the most, does ScreenConnect have a web client in HTML5 ?

    It does not, at least not on non-ChromeOS. I don't know what it uses on ChromeOS, but it's way better than the .NET or Java clients it uses on other platforms.

    On Linux, it uses Java.



  • @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @dbeato said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    I had no idea that this existed until today. If you log into ScreenConnect normally from ChromeOS, you get nothing, not even the account management fields in SC. It's pretty disappointing. What it should do, though, is tell you that there is an alternative.

    If you are no ChromeOS (not Chrome on something else, only ChromeOS) there is a browser extension just for ChromeOS that adds ScreenConnect functionality in the browser and works insanely well. Better, in fact, IMHO than the normal ScreenConnect client! The speed is near instant and super smooth. I'm really impressed.

    So if you use ScreenConnect and wonder if ChromeOS is an option, it definitely is!

    Since I have very little experience with ScreenConnect and I use Bomgar the most, does ScreenConnect have a web client in HTML5 ?

    It does not, at least not on non-ChromeOS. I don't know what it uses on ChromeOS, but it's way better than the .NET or Java clients it uses on other platforms.

    On Linux, it uses Java.

    Okay, Bomgar has a Web client that I can manage the endpoints from there while in the clients it runs on Java too.


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    @dbeato said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @dbeato said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    I had no idea that this existed until today. If you log into ScreenConnect normally from ChromeOS, you get nothing, not even the account management fields in SC. It's pretty disappointing. What it should do, though, is tell you that there is an alternative.

    If you are no ChromeOS (not Chrome on something else, only ChromeOS) there is a browser extension just for ChromeOS that adds ScreenConnect functionality in the browser and works insanely well. Better, in fact, IMHO than the normal ScreenConnect client! The speed is near instant and super smooth. I'm really impressed.

    So if you use ScreenConnect and wonder if ChromeOS is an option, it definitely is!

    Since I have very little experience with ScreenConnect and I use Bomgar the most, does ScreenConnect have a web client in HTML5 ?

    It does not, at least not on non-ChromeOS. I don't know what it uses on ChromeOS, but it's way better than the .NET or Java clients it uses on other platforms.

    On Linux, it uses Java.

    Okay, Bomgar has a Web client that I can manage the endpoints from there while in the clients it runs on Java too.

    Yeah, the Java bit would be an issue with ChromeOS. So they made something else there.



  • This is from the point of view of a host not client correct? (You can't remote INTO ChromeOS with Connectwise Control can you?)


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    @ccwtech said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    This is from the point of view of a host not client correct? (You can't remote INTO ChromeOS with Connectwise Control can you?)

    Current. This is client side. You can't "install" anything on ChromeOS, so conceptually that stuff isn't possible.

    Chrome Remoting will allow you to support ChromeOS in that way, though, for free.



  • I would give screenconnect a 10 if they would fix the mouse on their android client. It is completely obtuse and more aggravating than usable. I used to use logmein, and it was so easy to jump on when out and about. I think I have done that 3 or 4 times in the past 2 years with screenconnect. It just isn't worth the hassle most of the time.



  • @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    I had no idea that this existed until today. If you log into ScreenConnect normally from ChromeOS, you get nothing, not even the account management fields in SC. It's pretty disappointing. What it should do, though, is tell you that there is an alternative.

    If you are no ChromeOS (not Chrome on something else, only ChromeOS) there is a browser extension just for ChromeOS that adds ScreenConnect functionality in the browser and works insanely well. Better, in fact, IMHO than the normal ScreenConnect client! The speed is near instant and super smooth. I'm really impressed.

    So if you use ScreenConnect and wonder if ChromeOS is an option, it definitely is!

    I have yet to find something that goes the other way, being able to support ChromeOS devices from a central console. I know... that's the design of Google Chrome, but still on the lookout.

    We do use ScreenConnect so this is good information.


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    @bbigford said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    I had no idea that this existed until today. If you log into ScreenConnect normally from ChromeOS, you get nothing, not even the account management fields in SC. It's pretty disappointing. What it should do, though, is tell you that there is an alternative.

    If you are no ChromeOS (not Chrome on something else, only ChromeOS) there is a browser extension just for ChromeOS that adds ScreenConnect functionality in the browser and works insanely well. Better, in fact, IMHO than the normal ScreenConnect client! The speed is near instant and super smooth. I'm really impressed.

    So if you use ScreenConnect and wonder if ChromeOS is an option, it definitely is!

    I have yet to find something that goes the other way, being able to support ChromeOS devices from a central console. I know... that's the design of Google Chrome, but still on the lookout.

    We do use ScreenConnect so this is good information.

    Google offers that, it isn't cheap, though.



  • @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @bbigford said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    I had no idea that this existed until today. If you log into ScreenConnect normally from ChromeOS, you get nothing, not even the account management fields in SC. It's pretty disappointing. What it should do, though, is tell you that there is an alternative.

    If you are no ChromeOS (not Chrome on something else, only ChromeOS) there is a browser extension just for ChromeOS that adds ScreenConnect functionality in the browser and works insanely well. Better, in fact, IMHO than the normal ScreenConnect client! The speed is near instant and super smooth. I'm really impressed.

    So if you use ScreenConnect and wonder if ChromeOS is an option, it definitely is!

    I have yet to find something that goes the other way, being able to support ChromeOS devices from a central console. I know... that's the design of Google Chrome, but still on the lookout.

    We do use ScreenConnect so this is good information.

    Google offers that, it isn't cheap, though.

    What's the product? I haven't looked into it for quite some time (maybe 3 years, back when I was heavily supporting ChromeOS devices in the public sector). Is it something they've rolled into Google Apps G-Spot G-Suite?


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    @bbigford said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @bbigford said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    I had no idea that this existed until today. If you log into ScreenConnect normally from ChromeOS, you get nothing, not even the account management fields in SC. It's pretty disappointing. What it should do, though, is tell you that there is an alternative.

    If you are no ChromeOS (not Chrome on something else, only ChromeOS) there is a browser extension just for ChromeOS that adds ScreenConnect functionality in the browser and works insanely well. Better, in fact, IMHO than the normal ScreenConnect client! The speed is near instant and super smooth. I'm really impressed.

    So if you use ScreenConnect and wonder if ChromeOS is an option, it definitely is!

    I have yet to find something that goes the other way, being able to support ChromeOS devices from a central console. I know... that's the design of Google Chrome, but still on the lookout.

    We do use ScreenConnect so this is good information.

    Google offers that, it isn't cheap, though.

    What's the product? I haven't looked into it for quite some time (maybe 3 years, back when I was heavily supporting ChromeOS devices in the public sector). Is it something they've rolled into Google Apps G-Spot G-Suite?

    Google Management Console, I think. $5/machine/month.



  • @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @bbigford said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @bbigford said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    I had no idea that this existed until today. If you log into ScreenConnect normally from ChromeOS, you get nothing, not even the account management fields in SC. It's pretty disappointing. What it should do, though, is tell you that there is an alternative.

    If you are no ChromeOS (not Chrome on something else, only ChromeOS) there is a browser extension just for ChromeOS that adds ScreenConnect functionality in the browser and works insanely well. Better, in fact, IMHO than the normal ScreenConnect client! The speed is near instant and super smooth. I'm really impressed.

    So if you use ScreenConnect and wonder if ChromeOS is an option, it definitely is!

    I have yet to find something that goes the other way, being able to support ChromeOS devices from a central console. I know... that's the design of Google Chrome, but still on the lookout.

    We do use ScreenConnect so this is good information.

    Google offers that, it isn't cheap, though.

    What's the product? I haven't looked into it for quite some time (maybe 3 years, back when I was heavily supporting ChromeOS devices in the public sector). Is it something they've rolled into Google Apps G-Spot G-Suite?

    Google Management Console, I think. $5/machine/month.

    Ah, they've expanded capabilities then. Interesting.


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    @bbigford said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @bbigford said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @bbigford said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    I had no idea that this existed until today. If you log into ScreenConnect normally from ChromeOS, you get nothing, not even the account management fields in SC. It's pretty disappointing. What it should do, though, is tell you that there is an alternative.

    If you are no ChromeOS (not Chrome on something else, only ChromeOS) there is a browser extension just for ChromeOS that adds ScreenConnect functionality in the browser and works insanely well. Better, in fact, IMHO than the normal ScreenConnect client! The speed is near instant and super smooth. I'm really impressed.

    So if you use ScreenConnect and wonder if ChromeOS is an option, it definitely is!

    I have yet to find something that goes the other way, being able to support ChromeOS devices from a central console. I know... that's the design of Google Chrome, but still on the lookout.

    We do use ScreenConnect so this is good information.

    Google offers that, it isn't cheap, though.

    What's the product? I haven't looked into it for quite some time (maybe 3 years, back when I was heavily supporting ChromeOS devices in the public sector). Is it something they've rolled into Google Apps G-Spot G-Suite?

    Google Management Console, I think. $5/machine/month.

    Ah, they've expanded capabilities then. Interesting.

    Yes, about a year ago. To compete with Azure AD.



  • @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    Google Management Console

    Are you referring to https://chrome.google.com/remotedesktop
    ?


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    @doug said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    @scottalanmiller said in ScreenConnect for ChromeOS:

    Google Management Console

    Are you referring to https://chrome.google.com/remotedesktop
    ?

    No, that's just a desktop remoting system. We're talking about a management platform. More like MDM. Not remote assistance.