Can anybody walk me through the process of freezing the OS? Or shoot me a link?


On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:40 AM, Drescher, Peter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hello all:


Sorry late to this one.   But, the responses so far have been on the money from our perspective here.  Last year there was some hoopla about this but in the end it worked out just fine.  AIR/SBAC and Chrome OS updates ended up in sync and even if they weren’t there were no real issues reported. 


Travis indicates a safe response, freezing updates now and waiting to see over the next month or so what the status is as test window comes up. 


Thanks for the measured responses on this.  We have a lot of expertise out there (in the form of all of you)  at this point and it is great to see these posts supporting one another.




Peter Drescher

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Vermont Agency of Education

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Subject: Re: SBAC on Chrome OS 47


If you wanted to play it safe, I'd freeze it right now, and I have a good feeling the compatibility will 'catch up'; I'm pretty sure something like that happened last year.




On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 6:44 AM, Steve Ligett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

My memory is that SBAC may often not work with the latest OS release, so in the spring, I freeze the OS version on Chromebooks (that will be used in testing). Then I can move that freeze along as SBAC catches up. 


On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 5:05 PM, Shaun Langevin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I remember a lot of people getting upset about just this thing last year, but everything ended up being okay (Google and SBAC caught up with each other). I would say just wait a bit...


On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 1:39 PM, Couillard, Kathy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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Does anyone else run SBAC on Chromebooks already updated to version 47?  We should have restricted updates to 46, but didn’t.  Now they get warnings about compatibility.  Supported browsers include Chrome OS 41-46.  Cannot roll back the OS from the Console.  Running the Recovery Utility on hundreds of Chromebooks not feasible.  Experiences or thoughts to share?


Thank you,


Kathy Couillard

Systems Administrator

Colchester School District




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