Mass Deploying LanSchool Air for Windows Student

Mass Deploying LanSchool Air for Windows Student

This article explains how to mass deploy the LanSchool Air client on multiple devices at once. For instructions on installing the Windows client on individual devices, see Installing LanSchool Air for Windows Student . 

Mass Deploying LanSchool Air for Windows Student 



If you plan to install the LanSchool Air client on a large number of student computers, we currently offer two methods to mass deploy: BASIC & ADVANCED.  
Before you begin, ensure you are logged into LanSchool Air as an administrator.  

Prerequisites 

  1. Student devices must be running Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-bit only) 
  2. The following components must be installed on student computers: 
    1. Visual Studio 2015-2019 Runtime x86 
    2. Microsoft .NET Runtime v4.5.2 
The file created in our Basic method already includes the prerequisites! 
  1. The provisioning window must be open before the installer is run on the student computers 
 

1. Login to LanSchool Air as a Site Admin

2. On the left navigation menu, select SETTINGS .  
 
2. On the left navigation menu, select SETUP.  
 
3. Under Windows, select SETUP INSTRUCTIONS.   
 

Before you proceed with the guide offered in LanSchool Air, please consider which deployment method you will use below. 

Deployment Methods 



LanSchool Air currently offers two methods to mass deploy: Basic & Advanced. 
  1. Basic Method: Creates a simple executable (.exe) file which you can transfer and run on each student machine. Configuration options and pre-requisites are included automatically.                           
  2. Advanced Method: Creates a standard MSI installer you can use to deploy to student machines with your preferred deployment tool. Command-line parameters are required.
If you are using a software deployment tool (e.g. SCCM, Endpoint Manager/Intune, PDQ, or Group Policy) please proceed to the Advanced method. 

Basic Method                 

By default you should be on the BASIC tab within the guide. You can always click on "BASIC" to ensure this and make note of the underline. 

Our BASIC deployment guide is comprised of 3 steps: 
  1. Download the installer (don't change the filename). 
  2. Verify provisioning window is open. 
  3. Run the .EXE installer on student devices using admin permissions. 

Running the .EXE installer will first download the last version of the client, install any missing pre-requisites, install LanSchool Air services, and then provision the student to your organization.

Follow the checklist provided to you in LanSchool Air to proceed with the BASIC deployment method:  
 

Advanced Method 

Ensure you have the ADVANCED tab active within the deployment guide. You can do this by clicking on "ADVANCED" and make note of the underline. 

Our ADVANCED deployment guide is comprised of 4 steps: 
  1. Download the installation file (MSI). 
  2. Verify provisioning window is open. 
  3. Install pre-requisite software on student devices. 
    1. Visual Studio 2015-2019 Runtime x86  
    2. Microsoft .NET Runtime v4.5.2  
  4. Deploy the MSI installer using your preferred tool with the required parameters. 
    1. Required Parameters: 
      1. LSA_PROD (prod = NA Region, emea = EMEA Region, apac = APAC Region)
      2. LSA_PROVISIONING_CODE (unique to your organization)
    2. Optional Parameters (0=False, 1=True), if excluded, these will default to True:
      1. INSTALL_CHROME_EXTENSION
      2. INSTALL_FIREFOX_EXTENSION
      3. INSTALL_EDGE_EXTENSION
      4. See Troubleshooting Web Limiting for information on these extensions.
    3. Optional Parameter for performing a reinstall of the same version. Useful when changing configuration options.
      1. REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=A
    4. Example command script comprised for the NA region, provisioning code, and extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge turned on: 
      1. msiexec.exe /i LSAirClientInstall.msi /qn LSA_ENV=prod LSA_PROVISIONING_CODE=a12b345c-6d78-9012-e3f4-56g789hi01jk
      2. Refer the setup instructions in LanSchool Air for examples containing your organizations unique environment parameter and provisioning code.                                  
Follow the checklist provided to you in LanSchool Air to proceed with the ADVANCED deployment method: 
 

Testing the Configuration  


  1. After running the installer on a student device, confirm that the agent is running: 
    1. Right-click on the LanSchool Air icon in the system tray. 

    2. Select Status… to confirm the agent is connected and provisioned successfully. 

  2. Log in to LanSchool Air as a site admin. 
  3. From the left navigation menu, select SETTINGS
  4. Select STUDENTS. All successfully provisioned student devices display. 
     

  5. Create a new class 
  6. Add a device to the class roster 
  7. Start the class . All online student devices display a live image of the device’s screen.

Uninstalling the Client  


The LanSchool Air client can be uninstalled from a Windows device manually using the Windows Settings or control panel. Local administrator permissions are required.
  1. On Windows 10, select the "Start" menu and open Settings
  2. Select Apps
  3. Search for LanSchoolAir in the list
  4. Select LanSchoolAir and press the Uninstall button



  5. You will be prompted for Administrator permission to perform the uninstall.
  6. The LanSchool Air icon will no longer appear in the system tray.

If the client was installed using the ADVANCED method:
  1. User a software deployment tool to execute the following command on student devices
    msiexec.exe /x LSAirClientInstall.msi /qn 
    The version of the MSI installer must match the version of the installed client.
After uninstalling the client from the device, the LanSchool Air Site Admin can remove the device from the list of provisioned students to remove the student from manually created class rosters and free up the license.
  1. On the left navigation menu, select  SETTINGS .  
  2. Select  STUDENTS from the left navigation menu, select the check box(es) next to the student(s) to remove, and then select Delete   












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