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Manually installing LanSchool 8.0 on a teacher computer - Windows

Problem: How to manually install LanSchool 8.0 on a Teacher computer -Windows.

  • LanSchool installation zip folder.


  1. In My Computer, go to the LanSchool product download location and double-click teacher.msi in the Windows folder.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Read the license agreement that appears, then click I Accept, then Next.
  4. Type in a Teacher channel number (1 to 16,000). Remember to choose a unique number for each classroom. 
  5. If desired, set any Advanced Options by checking the box “Check to configure advanced options”, then click Next.   
  6. Select a Security Mode option if desired. Selecting either mode is not required, and is not recommended unless you have read the section Installing LanSchool 8.0 in Secure Mode Checking the box to Enable a security mode allows you to then select one or both security modes. If Password Secure Mode is selected, then both Teacher and Student installs require that password to subscribe to a channel. If Active Directory Secure Mode is selected, then the teacher must belong to an Active Directory group called LanSchool Teachers that must be created by your IT staff.  
  7. Click Install.
  8. Click Finish to complete the installation.
  9. If a Teacher was previously installed on that device, then a reboot will be required in order to update the existing files
  • NOTE: The settings selected on this Teacher installation are also the settings that apply when remotely updating Student computers after the initial install from this Teacher. Advanced Settings include:      
    • Stealth Mode - The LanSchool icon will not be visible on the student computer.
    • Student Can Change Channels - Allows students to change the channel they are subscribed to.
    • No Keyboard monitoring - Turns off keyboard monitoring of students.
    • Allow Task Manager / Activity Monitor Limiting - Allows task Manager / Activity Monitor to be limited on the student computers.
    • No Internet History Logging - Turns off logging Internet history of students.
    • Enable Network tampering Controls - Monitors wired and wireless network adapter disconnections (including setting SSID wireless allow list.)
    • Screen Privacy- Allows students to disable sharing their screens.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
By default, Teachers are installed without the ability to change their channel. If you wish to allow teachers to have the ability to change the channel, or to view multiple channels, you must copy 
and run the EnableChannelSelect.exe file located in the Utilities subfolder in the Windows folder from the product download location to the Teacher machine. This tool must be run with Administrative rights. On Vista or Windows 7, ensure that you launch the command prompt by right-clicking this item from the Start menu and choosing to “Run as administrator”.
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