Infrasonic wrote:It might help if you give us the exact Chrome OS version you are currently on, as obviously things have moved on over the years wrt its capabilities.
For instance from the Laptop mag link from SD there was an article from 2018 about how to set up pin access on a CB by going into developer mode and selecting a flag option.
I'm pretty certain when I set up my CB in November '19 I set the six digit unlock pin at initial setup as I didn't want to use my Google account password. (I did the same on my W10 PC.) No dev mode or flags needed. (I have used dev/ flags for a few other under the hood tweaks).
I'll have a look at the remote desktop options on my CB over the next few days and see if I can do what you want to achieve (unattended access) from my W10 PC or Pixel 3a Android (10) phone. Of course it's always possible that I might be able to do it and you won't if your Chrome OS version is too old in which case Linux might be your only option, although it might be worth seeing if you could force a Chrome OS sideload to a more recent version if that is indeed the issue (or go the Neverware Chromium OS route)?
My version of Chrome is 76.0.3809.136 (64bit)
I have PIN access for normal login enabled, but it's not related to the CRD PIN generated for remote login. When that is setup in CRD, it appears to be linked to a computer, not a userID as in the chrome login option.
If you get a chance to test out Remote desktopping into an unattended chromebook and have any success I'd be delighted. I'm not convinced I haven't overlooked something, but am running out of search words with which to feed google...