Asset ID and Go-Box Chrome

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Asset Identifiers are something that Go-Box Chrome can assist with but cannot completely perform. This is because the asset ID in many cases is different for each Chromebook. Go-Box Chrome was made to replicate a keyboard and mouse efficiently and consistently across all 16 ports, and for this reason it does not have an interface that allows it to insert unique data on individual ports.
If your implementation for the asset ID window is the exact same for every Chromebook, Go-Box can populate these fields (i.e. the “Asset Identifier” and “Device Location” will contain the same value for every connected Chromebook). Here are instructions on how to set this up in your template:

  1. Edit your credential file and select the variable you will use to hold the AssetID info (We used the WFXA and WFXB variables) then save your credential file.
  2. Then edit your template to include the steps for automating the AssetID steps (We used the V87 to V88 WEP template in our example).

Depending on your OS version, you may need to adjust the templates steps.

Here is an overview of how some of our customers have used the Go-Box to help them with enrolling Chromebooks using the Asset ID:

Customers have edited their enrollment template to end immediately after the login of the enrollment email. At this point they can connect a USB barcode scanner to the enrolled Chromebook and scan a pre-made bar-code that is placed on the Chromebook after taking it out of the box. This unique barcode output is used as the unique identifier for each Chromebook. When the barcode is scanned, it populates the identifier code into the Asset ID field.

This process is not a documented procedure that we have here at the Go-Box Chrome office. This is just a method that we have heard some of our customers have used as a means of categorizing their Chromebook provisioning and deployments.