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Google Apps: 2-factor verification code for brand new user?

Google has fixed this now. You can now go to Security > Basic Settings > Go to advanced settings to enforce 2-step verification. Then click New User enrollment period and set to 1 day. This will ...
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Google Translate an image, not on your phone

Not Google, but similar. Yandex Translate has image upload using desktop web browsers. https://translate.yandex.com/ocr I use this in a Flotato browser which enables me to quickly translate screen ...
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Google Translate an image, not on your phone

The purely Google approach I use is: Upload the image to your Google Drive Right click image and choose Open with > Google Docs A new document will be created containing the image and extracted ...
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Find folders/documents in Google Drive shared outside the organization?

Google Apps does not natively support reporting on who has access to what in Google Drive. The report you are looking for is possible through a Google Apps script. As you probably know, from the ...
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How/where to obtain a .p12 key file from the Google Developers Console?

With the new Google Cloud Console the procedure to obtain the P12 key has changed: Open the project, go to APIs & auth > Credentials Click on Create new Client ID, and select Service account and ...
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Find out the other members of a Google Apps group without admin access

Workaround: if you have calendar access, add the group to a calendar meeting, and expand the chevron to see the list. (May depend on Apps administrator granting access.) EDIT: direct access may also ...
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How do I setup a catch all email address in Gmail Google Apps that works the same as the old catch-all feature?

This is just a guess but, Under Apps > G Suite > Settings for GMail > Advanced Settings I added picked "Add Setting" with the following settings Specify envelope recipients to match: All ...
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Why does admin.google.com redirect to my university's Google Apps?

I don't have a reason for it, but I think I have a solution. Workaround You can navigate to: https://accounts.google.com/AccountChooser?service=wise&continue=https://admin.google.com And it ...
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Can the employer view my Google/YouTube history (on Google Apps Platform)?

Short answer: no, your Google Apps admin can NOT see your web search or YouTube history. I'm a Super-Admin (highest level) for my company under Apps for Business, and I can't find any YouTube or web ...
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Transferring files across from restricted Google Drive account

Unfortunately, Google does not allow you to transfer ownership between domains (and it considers gmail.com its own domain as well). There are ways to create copies (and alternative ways), but to ...
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Add .ics attachments in Inbox by Gmail to Google Calendar

According to this thread on Google Forums, this is a known limitation and they have it on the slate for future implementation. I expect that the more people tell Google they want this, the more likely ...
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How can I change the primary domain on Google Apps?

This actually is possible. Basically, you need to add a secondary domain (not an alias) and then execute this Google Directory API request: PUT https://www.googleapis.com/admin/directory/v1/...
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Force users to update password every 3 months for Google apps?

Provision API has gone the way of the Dodo and now you have to rewrite your script and add some extra security approvals along the way. I got the info finally after a whole bunch of searching, after ...
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Is it possible to set the default Google Docs styles for all users in an organisation?

The only way I have found to do this is to do the following: Create a generic document that contains all your styles Save that document as a template Get each user in your organisation to open that ...
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Delegating access to Gmail Account doesn't work

I figured it out! It's burried in a bunch of sub-menus: Log into your Google Apps account Click "Users" in the dashboard Click a user's name Click Google Apps Enabled Click Gmail Click User Settings ...
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Emails pushed into pending in Google Apps Groups

Google Groups, for whatever reason, will see some messages as spam and place the message in a pending queue. Go into the Settings and under Moderation in the Spam Messages section click the drop menu ...
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Can you specify an accout to use with Google's “.new” doc creation URL?

Since Jul. 25th 2019 it's actually possible to specify in which account to create the new file, exactly as you stated in your question. From now on: docs.new/1 - creates the file in your personal ...
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Can't set up 2 step authentication on a Google Apps for Business account

That you aren't seeing the option to enable the 2-factor authentication in your settings page may indicate that the Administrator for your Google Apps for your domain hasn't enabled the feature to be ...
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Is there anything like a symlink in Google Docs?

That probably doesn't answer your problem, but for the record, there is something that looks like symlinks (january 2019), but is not. In particular you can't change the target without recreating the ...
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Less secure apps for Gmail and Google Apps

You don't have the right to turn it on yourself. You can ask your Google Apps administrator to allow users to turn it on, they can do this at https://admin.google.com/EXAMPLE.COM/AdminHome#...
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How to unzip a .zip file on Google Drive?

Have a look at Google Colab: https://colab.research.google.com/ It allows you to run Linux commands on your Google Drive. To connect to your Google Drive, create a new Python 3 notebook. Then copy ...
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Why does admin.google.com redirect to my university's Google Apps?

You can also fix this without clearing all your cookies if you leave your university (or other "G Suite" accounts)—just delete your Google "Sign In" cookies. In Chrome, you can do this by going to ...
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Allowing everyone in my domain to edit a Google Calendar

You can use Google Groups to solve your problem. Have the Super Administrator create a group containing all users in your Google Apps account, then add this group's email address to the calendar with ...
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Disable Google Calendar warning about external guests

To enable/disable external invitation prompts, you must have an Administrator account. This will open the Google Admin console. From the dashboard, go to Apps > Google Apps > Calendar > Sharing ...
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Can I create a new Google Apps user with the same email address as an existing alias?

Unfortunately not. Even though careers@ is an alias, G Suite sees it as an existing address. Incoming emails would not know which is the correct careers@. If you were to create a group with the name ...
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Transferring files across from restricted Google Drive account

This solution works with standard Google files, and with Google Drive desktop web view: In your organization account, select the files that you want to copy, click "Share", and give view or edit ...
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How long does Google for Work take to release an alias?

A domain alias can be released and readded to another primary domain immediately. You will need to re-verify the domain, but MX can stay the same. Removing a primary domain takes 5 days before it can ...
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