Deploying Linewize Connect for Windows using Microsoft Intune

This article is for IT Support. 

Linewize filtering for Windows devices in Companion Mode requires installation of the Connect for Windows agent and Connect browser extension (in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge). Using features from both Windows agent and browser extension enhances the filtering and Classroom Management experience for schools that use school-managed Windows devices.

Follow this guide to configure Linewize Companion Mode on your school-managed Windows devices. There are three methods to deploy Companion Mode:

Prerequisites

To use Companion Mode, ensure:

  1. You have managed Windows devices.
  2. You use devices that meet Linewize Connect Minimum System Requirements.
  3. You have Companion Mode-specific versions of the Linewize Connect agent (version 4.0.0 or later), Authentication Agent, and Linewize Connect extension (version 3.0.0 or later).
  4. The Mobile Agent Default Filtering Mode is Companion Mode, or Companion Filtering Groups are used in School Manager.
  5. You must exclude internal DNS domains.

Info

If Companion Mode is unavailable, contact Linewize Support or your Deployment Engineer to turn on Companion Mode for your school.

Deploying using Microsoft Intune

There are three steps to deploying Companion Mode on Windows devices:

  1. Assign Devices to a Microsoft Intune group or use an existing group.
  2. Add Linewize Connect and Authentication Agent to Microsoft Intune.
  3. Create a Configuration Profile for the Linewize Connect Extension.

Add Linewize Connect and Authentication Agent to Microsoft Intune

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Intune admin center and go to Apps > All apps.
  2. Select + Add on the toolbar.
  3. Select Line-of-business app from the App type dropdown, then select Next.
  4. On the App information tab, select Select app package file.
  5. Locate the Connect for Windows .msi file on your device or shared drive, then select OK.
  6. On the App information tab, the Name and Description fields should autofill along with the App Version. Review the form and make sure “Qoria” is entered in the Publisher field (required), then select Next.
  7. Review the settings on the Review + create tab, then select Create.
  8. Repeat steps 2 - 7 for the Linewize Authentication Agent .msi file.

Important

You may need to resync to ensure the device receives the latest Microsoft Intune configuration.

 

Create a Configuration Profile for the Linewize Connect Extension

Connect Extension for Google Chrome

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Intune admin center and go to Devices > Configuration profiles.
  2. Select + Create profile.

    Note

    If you already have a policy for Browser extensions you will want to make a copy of it to edit.

    1. Edit the scope of your old policy to exclude your test devices.
    2. Add your test devices to the new policy that includes the settings from the original policy and the below changes.
  3. Select Windows 10 and later from the Platform dropdown.
  4. Select Templates from the Profile type dropdown.
  5. Select Administrative templates from the Template name list, then select Create.
  6. On the Basics tab, enter “Linewize Companion Mode Chrome and Edge Policies” in the Name field (required), then select Next.
  7. On the Configuration settings tab, select Computer Configuration > Google > Google Chrome > Extensions.


  8. Select Configure the list of force-installed apps and extensions, then select Enabled from the right panel.
  9. Enter “ifinpabiejbjobcphhaomiifjibpkjlf;https://download.qoria.com/browser/APPLIANCEID”, then select OK.

    Note

    APPLIANCEID is the Linewize appliance ID.

    If you have more than one Linewize appliance ID only use the Parent Device ID.

  10. Select Configure extension, app, and user script install sources on the Configuration settings tab, then select Enabled from the right side panel.

  11. Enter “https://download.qoria.com/browser/*”, then OK.

  12. On the Configuration settings tab, select Control which extensions are installed silently, then select Enabled.

  13. Enter “ifinpabiejbjobcphhaomiifjibpkjlf;https://download.qoria.com/browser/APPLIANCEID”, then select OK.

    Note

    APPLIANCEID is the Linewize appliance ID.

  14. On the Configuration settings tab, select Next.

  15. On the Scope tags tab, select Next.

  16. On the Assignments tab, below Included Groups, select Add groups.

  17. On the Select groups to include panel, enter the group name in the Search field where the software needs installation.

  18. Select the group checkbox, then select Next.

  19. On the Review + Create tab, select Create.

Connect Extension for Microsoft Edge

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Intune admin center and go to Devices > Configuration profiles.
  2. Select + Create profile.
    1. If you already have a policy for Browser extensions, you will want to make a copy of it to edit.
    2. Edit the scope of your old policy to exclude your test devices.
    3. Add your test devices to the new policy that includes the settings from the original policy and the below changes.
  3. Select Windows 10 and later from the Platform dropdown.
  4. Select Templates from the Profile type dropdown.
  5. Select Administrative templates from the Template name list, then select Create.
  6. On the Basics tab, enter “Linewize Companion Mode Chrome and Edge Policies” in the Name field (required), then select Next.
  7. Select Computer Configuration > Microsoft Edge > Extensions on the Configuration settings tab.
  8. Select Configure the list of force-installed apps and extensions, then select Enabled from the right side panel.
  9. Enter “ifinpabiejbjobcphhaomiifjibpkjlf;https://download.qoria.com/browser/APPLIANCEID”, then select OK.

    Note

    APPLIANCEID equals the Linewize appliance ID.

    If you have more than one Linewize appliance ID only use the Parent Device ID.

  10. Select Configure extension and user script install sources on the Configuration settings tab, then select Enabled from the right side panel.


    Enter “https://download.qoria.com/browser/*”, then OK.


    On the Configuration settings tab, select Control which extensions are installed silently, then select Enabled.
  11. Enter “ifinpabiejbjobcphhaomiifjibpkjlf;https://download.qoria.com/browser/APPLIANCEID”, then select OK.

    Note

    APPLIANCEID is the School Manager Device ID.

  12. On the Configuration settings tab, select Next.
  13. On the Scope tags tab, select Next.
  14. On the Assignments tab, below Included Groups, select Add groups.
  15. On the Select groups to include panel, enter the group name in the the Search field where the software needs installation.
  16. Select the group checkbox, then select Next.
  17. On the Review + Create tab, select Create.

 

Extra Configuration Settings for Schools

Ensure the below is in your Configuration profile to prevent students from bypassing the Linewize Connect agent and extension filtering.

Setting Name Setting Option State
Enforce Browser Guest Mode N/A Disabled
Enable Guest Mode in Browser N/A Disabled
Enable the creation of roaming copies for Google Chrome profile data N/A Disabled
Incognito mode availability Incognito availability disabled Enabled
Disable Developer Tools Disallow usage of Developer Tools Enabled
Enable ending processes in Task Manager N/A Disabled
Browser sign in settings Disable browser sign in settings Enabled

 

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