Deploying LanSchool Classic Using Intune

Deploying LanSchool Classic Using Intune

Overview

The LanSchool Classic for Windows agent supports a number of different deployment methods and tools using a MSI. See  Mass Deploying LanSchool Student 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 Classic Intune deployment guide is designed to assist with basic settings and deployment of LanSchool Classic 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. Access to the LanSchool Customer Portal
  3. Devices registered to Azure AD

Win32 App Deployment

The recommended deployment method for LanSchool Classic is to use the Win32 app deployment method. 

Using the Line of Business deployment will change the name of the MSI file making it difficult to uninstall the client.

The INTUNEWIN Files for the Student or Teacher MSI 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 Classic Win32 App Deployment

The following steps can be used for both LanSchool student.msi or LanSchool teacher.msi deployment. 

Preparing the Win32 app for LanSchool Classic

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

Adding the LanSchool Classic Student or Teacher 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 Classic Student or Teacher MSI.
  7. On the first page, App Information, enter the following:
    1. Name: LanSchool Classic
    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:  
      1. Student command line: msiexec.exe /i Student.msi /qn
      2. Teacher command line: msiexec.exe /i Teacher.msi /qn
        For full command line parameters such as channel number and LCS IP see, Mass Deploying LanSchool Student for Windows or Mass Deploying LanSchool Teacher for Windows.
    2. Uninstall command: msiexec /x "{this will be auto-filled with the product code}" /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)\LanSchool
    4. File or folder: Student.exe or Teacher.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 Classic Student or Teacher 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.

When deploying LanSchool Teacher to a group of devices, all teachers will be installed on the same channel. It is recommended to either change the teacher channel once the Teacher Console is installed or enable automatic teacher channel assignment on the LanSchool Connection Server. 



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