Deploying LanSchool Air Using Intune

Deploying LanSchool Air Using Intune

Overview

The LanSchool Air for Windows agent supports a number of different deployment methods and tools using a basic EXE or an advanced MSI installer. See  Mass Deploying LanSchool Air for Windows for more detailed instructions. Please note that our support team can only provide limited assistance with configuring your organization's Microsoft Endpoint Manager. 

The LanSchool Air Intune deployment guide is designed to assist with basic settings and deployment of LanSchool Air Student for Windows using Microsoft Endpoint Manager Intune. 

DISCLAIMER – Every customer environment is different.  Use this guide as a reference and not a requirement of the software.  It is still recommended to consult your local Active Directory administrator(s) or Microsoft support if you have questions about the repercussions of individual settings in your environment.

System Requirements

  1. Microsoft Endpoint Manager access
  2. Site Admin access to LanSchool Air
  3. Devices registered to Azure AD

Win32 App Deployment

The recommended deployment method for both MSI and EXE versions of LanSchool Air is to use the Win32 app deployment method.

The MSI deployment requires two prerequsites to be installed before deploying the MSI. LanSchool Air has taken liberty of creating the INTUNEWIN Files for the prerequisites,  Microsoft .NET Runtime v4.5.2 and Visual Studio 2015-2019 Runtime x86. Please see, LanSchool Air MSI Win32 App Deployment, if you are deploying the MSI with the prerequisites .

The INTUNEWIN Files for the EXE or MSI will need to be created first before adding them to Intune. Y ou must prepare the file using Microsoft Win32 Content Prep Tool which can be downloaded  here .

Due to LanSchool Air's automatic updates the product code changes with each update rolled out. You will NOT be able to uninstall LanSchool Air without the current product code of the version currently installed on the student device. If you require the product code please contact support@lanschoolair.com to obtain the product code of your current installed version and update the Uninstall command with the product code. 

LanSchool Air EXE Win32 App Deployment

The recommended deployment method for LanSchool Air is to use the EXE. The EXE comes packaged to install the required prerequisites and browser extensions. If your organization manages it's browser extensions please see,  LanSchool Air MSI Win32 App Deployment.

Preparing the Win32 app for LanSchool Air EXE

  1. Log into LanSchool Air and go to Settings>>Setup>>Setup Instructions for Windows.
  2. Download the Basic EXE installer.
  3. Next download the intunewinapputil.exe
  4. Create an Intune Deployment Win32 App folder and move the LanSchool Air EXE installer into its own folder within the Win32 App folder. i.e  C:\Users\localuser\Documents\Intune Deployment Win32\Application Folder
  5. Create another folder within the Intune Deployment Win32 App folder called Output Folder.  i.e C:\Users\localuser\Documents\Intune Deployment Win32\Output Folder
  6. Move the intunewinapputil.exe into the root of the Win32 App folder.
  7. Next open a Command Prompt and navigate to the Win32 App folder and run the intunewinapputil.exe from the command prompt.
  8. You will receive a prompt that says Please specify the source folder: The source folder is where all the LanSchool Air EXE is located,   i.e C:\Users\localuser\Documents\Intune Deployment Win32\Application Folder
  9.  Enter the source folder location and press Enter.
  10. The next prompt Please specify the setup file: The LanSchool Air EXE. Type LSAirWebInstall.xx.xxx.exe and press Enter
  11. The next prompt Please Specify the output folder: The location of the output folder.  i.e C:\Users\localuser\Documents\Intune Deployment Win32\Output Folder
  12. Enter the output folder location and press Enter.
  13. The next prompt, Do you want to specify a catalog folder (Y/N)? Type N and press Enter.
  14. You will then receive a notification stating the INTUNEWIN File is created. The file can be found in the Output Folder.

Adding the LanSchool Air EXE Win32 App

  1. Log into your Microsoft Endpoint Manager 
  2. In the left navigation menu click on Apps.
  3. Under By Platform select Windows.
  4. Select +Add.
  5. From the App Type dropdown, select Windows App (Win32). Click Select at the bottom of the page.
  6. Click Select app package file and select your EXE INTUNEWIN File from the Output Folder.
  7. On the first page, App Information, enter the following:
    1. Name: LanSchool Air
    2. Publisher: Lenovo Software.
    3. Enter any other information you may require and select Next.
  8. On the Program page, enter the following:
    1. Install command: LSAirWebInstall.prod.xxxx.exe /s (the entire name of the EXE you downloaded from LanSchool Air)
    2. Uninstall command: msiexec /x LSAirWebInstall.prod.xxxx.exe 
    3. Enter any other information you may require and select Next.
  9.  On the Requirements page, enter the following:
    1. Operating system architecture: x86, x64
    2. Minimum operating system: select which one you require
    3. Enter any other information you may require and select Next.
  10. On the Detection Rules page, enter the following: 
    1. Select Manually Configure Detection Rules and select Add+
    2. Rule Type: File
    3. Path: c:\program files (x86)\LenovoSoftware\LanSchoolAir
    4. File or folder: LSAirclient.exe
    5. Detection method: File or folder exists
    6. Associated with a 32-bit app on 64-bit clients: No
    7. Click OK and select Next to continue.
  11. You may skip the Dependencies section
  12. You may skip the Supersedence section.
  13. On the Assignments page, select the Group(s) or device(s) you wish to deploy LanSchool Air Student to. You may select what you require for End user notifications, Availability and Installation deadline.
  14. Select Next to continue to Review + Create. Select Create.

LanSchool Air MSI Win32 App Deployment

The MSI deployment method is recommended if your organization manages its browser extensions thus requiring to run specific command lines to not install the LanSchool Air extensions automatically. For more information about deploying the LanSchool Air browser extensions using Group Policy please see Troubleshooting Web Limiting.

Deploying LanSchool Air using the MSI requires two prerequisites,  Microsoft .NET Runtime v4.5.2 and Visual Studio 2015-2019 Runtime x86,  to be installed on the devices before deploying the MSI. The following steps will show you how to setup the prerequisites to be Dependencies for the MSI Win32 App. Please download the INTUNEWIN Files below to proceed with the deployment.


If the prerequisites are already installed on your student devices you may proceed to  Adding the LanSchool Air MSI Win32 App.   

Preparing the Win32 app for LanSchool Air MSI

  1. Log into LanSchool Air and go to Settings>>Setup>>Setup Instructions for Windows.
  2. Download the Advanced MSI installer.
  3. Next download the intunewinapputil.exe
  4. Create an Intune Deployment Win32 App folder and move the LanSchool Air MSI installer into its own folder within the Win32 App folder. i.e C:\Users\localuser\Documents\Intune Deployment Win32\Application Folder
  5. Create another folder within the Intune Deployment Win32 App folder called Output Folder. i.e C:\Users\localuser\Documents\Intune Deployment Win32\Output Folder
  6. Move the intunewinapputil.exe into the root of the Win32 App folder.
  7. Next open a Command Prompt and navigate to the Win32 App folder and run the intunewinapputil.exe from the command prompt.
  8. You will receive a prompt that says Please specify the source folder: The source folder is where all the LanSchool Air MSI is located,  i.e C:\Users\localuser\Documents\Intune Deployment Win32\Application Folder
  9.  Enter the source folder location and press Enter.
  10. The next prompt Please specify the setup file: The LanSchool Air MSI. Type LSAirclientInstall.msi and press Enter
  11. The next prompt Please Specify the output folder: The location of the output folder. i.e C:\Users\localuser\Documents\Intune Deployment Win32\Output Folder
  12. Enter the output folder location and press Enter.
  13. The next prompt, Do you want to specify a catalog folder (Y/N)? Type N and press Enter.
  14. You will then receive a notification stating the INTUNEWIN File is created. The file can be found in the Output Folder.

Adding Microsoft .NET Runtime v4.5.2 Win32 App

  1. Log into your Microsoft Endpoint Manager 
  2. In the left navigation menu click on Apps.
  3. Under By Platform select Windows.
  4. Select +Add.
  5. From the App Type dropdown, select Windows App (Win32). Click Select at the bottom of the page.
  6. Click Select app package file and select the INTUNEWIN File for Microsoft .NET Runtime.
  7. On the first page, App Information, enter the following:
    1. Name: Microsoft .NET Runtime v4.5.2
    2. Publisher: Microsoft
    3. Enter any other information you may require and select Next.
  8. On the Program page, enter the following:
    1. Install command: NDP452-KB2901907-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe /quiet /norestart
    2. Uninstall command: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\NDP452-KB2901907-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe /uninstall 
    3. Enter any other information you may require and select Next.
  9.  On the Requirements page, enter the following:
    1. Operating system architecture: x86, x64
    2. Minimum operating system: select which one you require
    3. Enter any other information you may require and select Next.
  10. On the Detection Rules page, enter the following: 
    1. Select Manually Configure Detection Rules and select Add+
    2. Rule Type: Registry 
    3. Path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework\v4.0.30319
    4. Detection method: Key exists
    5. Associated with a 32-bit app on 64-bit clients: No
    6. Click OK and select Next to continue.
  11. You may skip the Dependencies section
  12. You may skip the Supersedence section.
  13. On the Assignments page, do not select a group. We will be adding this as a Dependency for the LanSchool Air MSI Win32 App.
  14. Select Next to continue to Review + Create. Select Create.

Adding Visual Studio 2015-2019 Runtime x86 Win32 App

  1. Log into your Microsoft Endpoint Manager 
  2. In the left navigation menu click on Apps.
  3. Under By Platform select Windows.
  4. Select +Add.
  5. From the App Type dropdown, select Windows App (Win32). Click Select at the bottom of the page.
  6. Click Select app package file and select the INTUNEWIN File for Visual Studio Runtime.
  7. On the first page, App Information, enter the following:
    1. Name: Visual Studio 2015-2019 Runtime x86
    2. Publisher: Microsoft
    3. Enter any other information you may require and select Next.
  8. On the Program page, enter the following:
    1. Install command: VC_redist.x86.exe /quiet /norestart
    2. Uninstall command: c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\vs_installer.exe /uninstall
    3. Enter any other information you may require and select Next.
  9.  On the Requirements page, enter the following:
    1. Operating system architecture: x86, x64
    2. Minimum operating system: select which one you require
    3. Enter any other information you may require and select Next.
  10. On the Detection Rules page, enter the following: 
    1. Select Manually Configure Detection Rules and select Add+
    2. Rule Type: Registry 
    3. Path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0
    4. Detection method: Key exists
    5. Associated with a 32-bit app on 64-bit clients: No
    6. Click OK and select Next to continue.
  11. You may skip the Dependencies section
  12. You may skip the Supersedence section.
  13. On the Assignments page, do not select a group. We will be adding this as a Dependency for the LanSchool Air MSI Win32 App.
  14. Select Next to continue to Review + Create. Select Create.

Adding the LanSchool Air MSI Win32 App

  1. Log into your Microsoft Endpoint Manager 
  2. In the left navigation menu click on Apps.
  3. Under By Platform select Windows.
  4. Select +Add.
  5. From the App Type dropdown, select Windows App (Win32). Click Select at the bottom of the page.
  6. Click Select app package file and select the INTUNEWIN Files for LanSchool Air MSI.
  7. On the first page, App Information, enter the following:
    1. Name: LanSchool Air
    2. Publisher: Lenovo Software.
    3. Enter any other information you may require and select Next.
  8. On the Program page, enter the following:
    1. Install command:  msiexec.exe /i LSAirClientInstall.msi /qn  (you can copy the full install command from LanSchool Air>>Settings>>Setup>>Windows Setup Instructions>>Advanced)
    2. Uninstall command: msiexec /x "{4692D9A0-C330-4C2F-A584-ECE4285DCAF6}" /q
    3. Enter any other information you may require and select Next.
  9.  On the Requirements page, enter the following:
    1. Operating system architecture: x86, x64
    2. Minimum operating system: select which one you require
    3. Enter any other information you may require and select Next.
  10. On the Detection Rules page, enter the following: 
    1. Select Manually Configure Detection Rules and select Add+
    2. Rule Type: File
    3. Path: c:\program files (x86)\LenovoSoftware\LanSchoolAir
    4. File or folder: LSAirclient.exe
    5. Detection method: File or folder exists
    6. Associated with a 32-bit app on 64-bit clients: No
    7. Click OK and select Next to continue.
  11. On the Dependencies page, select +Add.  (If you do not require the dependencies you may skip this step.)
  12. Add the Microsoft .NET Runtime v4.5.2 and Visual Studio 2015-2019 Runtime x86 apps you created. Select Next.
  13. You may skip the Supersedence section.
  14. On the Assignments page, select the Group(s) or device(s) you wish to deploy LanSchool Air Student to. You may select what you require for End user notifications, Availability and Installation deadline.
  15. Select Next to continue to Review + Create. Select Create.



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