Deploying LanSchool Air Using Intune

Deploying LanSchool Air Using Intune

Overview

The LanSchool Air for Windows agent supports using our LanSchool Air installer. 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 the EXE versions of LanSchool Air is to use the Win32 app deployment method.

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

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.

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 /uninstall {6D271A25-6AB6-4C8E-A702-3503EAD5972B}
    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: MSI
    3. MSI product code: {6D271A25-6AB6-4C8E-A702-3503EAD5972B}
    4. MSI product version check: Yes
    5. Detection method: String (version)
    6. Operator: Greater than or equal to
    7. Value: (current version number)
    8. 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.

Configuring Recommended Settings

The following Windows settings are recommended to ensure the best experience with LanSchool Air. Many of these settings are optional, but are recommended to prevent students from circumventing the LanSchool Air app or extension.

Disabling Fast User Switching

LanSchool Air does not support Windows Fast User Switching feature. The student client will not function properly when the computer is switched to a second user account. It is recommended to disable Fast User Switching in order for the Windows student client to function properly.  

Please see Disabling Fast User Switching for more information on how to disable this feature. 

Disabling Edge Split Screen

LanSchool Air is unable to limit the web in Microsoft Edge when the student uses the Edge Split Screen feature. The LanSchool Air extension does not register the second screen and will not block the website. It is recommended to disable Edge Split Screen in order for the LanSchool Air web limiting to function properly. 

Please see Disabling Edge Split Screen for more information on how to disable this feature.

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