Has anyone managed to get Google Drive version 46 to work on M1 macs?
I scrupulously followed the instructions on the Google Workspace site but the permission for the extension pops over and over again...
this software is incredibly complex to manage
I have v46.0 working on an M1 MacBook running MacOS 11.2.2. It's working via a manual install and includes the 'press and hold the power button on restart' to dial the security policy down. The machine is managed via JAMF but we arn't deploying Google Drive via JAMF. The requirements for rebooting into special modes with admin credentials just doesn't make this viable... Greatfully we're small enough to just manually add these fussy apps to new devices until Google ships a non-KEXT solution to this tool (assuming such is even possible at the current state of BigSur's development).
It is a bit of a hack and having to disable all the new security Apple worked on is frustrating.
Here's what I found last time I worked with this.
The first account set up on an M1 (likely the account with the UID 501) has special privileges (sounds like a bootstrap token issue to me).
If using any other account tried to install the new Google Drive app (as detailed here https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/10444081 ) it would not work consistently.
If you signed in with the account with the UID 501 and followed these instructions from Google, it worked just fine.
I'll save you the ones I have experimented with.
As of now, I only have one PPPC profile to make sure everyone can allow mounting virtual network drives since that's how it appears and it's just because our users don't have admin rights and I thought it may help - haven't tested without so it may be unnecessary.
With the way Google is doing this, you could probably get away with no KEXT, PPPC, or system extensions profiles for this.