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Restricting the use of consumer accounts on domain joined PC's

If you have domain joined PCs that can be managed via group policy and you use G Suite, then you might want to restrict the use of consumer accounts on your machines. If a user can use a private account, they can do a range of things that can potentially bypass content filtering and other policies you have set in the management console in G Suite.

The best way to prevent this is at the network level - see the Google help page here. This means that all devices on your network will be prevented from using consumer accounts. Many firewalls and content filter providers (e.g. Securly) have this as a setting now. However, if you are not able to use this approach, or want to set it on specific users only, then the lastest Group Policy Templates have policies to enable it.

There are two policies for this. One to block signin to Chrome from non domain accounts and the other to block non domain login to things like GMail.

Restrict who can sign into Chrome:


Restrict who can sign into G Suite tools such as GMail. Just be aware that this does not stop them using a private account to authenticate with some services - but it does effectively block the use of G Suite tools with private accounts. 


You can see the documentation for these settings (and all other ones) here. To get the latest policy settings, you do need to periodically download and update your template files on your domain controller. So if you don't have one or both of these settings, download and apply the latest admx files. 



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