Adding a Windows Application to Lenovo Device Manager

Adding a Windows Application to Lenovo Device Manager

Lenovo Device Manager offers two methods to package Windows based applications – Automatic and Custom Packaging. Automatic method is used for basic executable file deployment while Custom packaging method can be used for more specific file deployments. All packages will be scanned by Lenovo prior to deployment to the portal. 

Creating and Uploading an Automatic Package 

Windows applications can be easily added to LDM Apps list that can be deployed to one or group of devices.  

Platform 

Package Types 

Formats Supported 

Max Size 

Windows 

App 

Driver 

.exe 

.appx 

.appxbundle 

.msi 

.msix 

2 GB 


To create an automatic package  
  1. Navigate to App Management > Apps page. Click on Add Application + button. 
  2. Select Windows from the Platform dropdown. 
  3. Select corresponding Package Type from the drop-down. Windows supports both App and Driver package type. 
  4. Under Application File, select Automatic package. 
  5. Drag and drop or upload .exe, .appx, .appxbundle, .msi, .msix file. The maximum size of the upload file is 2 GB. 
  6. Add the Uninstall path (e.g. C:\Program Files\xyz\uninstaller.exe) or upload an uninstall file (.exe, .msi). The maximum size of the uninstaller file is 2 GB. 
  7. Enter the install/uninstall parameters that run with the executable file. This is an optional step. A warning message will be shown if invalid characters are entered for install/uninstall parameters as "Invalid Character(s). Please only use letters, numbers or -/!@#$%^&()\'{}_[]|?," " .
    When deploying .msix file, you cannot add uninstall options and parameters that will run with the executable file. For all other types, you will see the Uninstaller (Optional) and Parameters (Optional) section where you can provide the values.
  8. Scroll down to the App Details section. Add the App Name and Version (and icon, optional). 
    App Name can contain only numbers 0-9, dash, letters and spaces. 
  9. Click Submit to begin automatic packaging and scanning process. 
  10. The new app will be added to the Apps list. Initially, the app status will display as In Scanning. After successful virus scanning, the app will be available for deployment (in Clean state).

Creating and Uploading a Custom Package 

Custom package creation allows you to package and deploy applications and policies to your devices. For security reasons, all packages must be successfully scanned by Lenovo prior to deployment. 

Platform 

Package Types 

Formats Supported 

Max Size 

Windows 

App 

Driver 

.cab 

.zip 

2 GB 


To upload a custom package
  1. Navigate to App Management > Apps page. Click on Add Application + button. 
  2. Select Windows from the Platform dropdown. 
  3. Select corresponding Package Type from the dropdown. Windows supports both App and Driver package type. 
  4. Under Application File, select Custom package
  5. Drag and drop or upload .cab or .zip file. The maximum size of the upload file is 2 GB. 
  6. Scroll down to the App Details section. Add the App Name and Version (and icon, optional). 
    App Name can contain only numbers 0-9, dash, letters and spaces. 
  7. Click Submit to begin automatic packaging and scanning process.
  8. The new app will be added to the Apps list. Initially, the app status will display as In Scanning. After successful virus scanning, the app will be available for deployment (in Clean state). 

Viewing an Application 

Once a Windows application is added to LDM, admins can view the application information and perform basic actions through the Apps Tray. You can access the apps tray from Apps > (Click on the app) > Device Tray. The Apps Tray contains the following tabs: 

Apps Info Tab 

The following features are available on the Apps Info tab: 
  1. App created and modified date, app ID 
  2. Option to download the app  
  3. Read-only details – Platform, Package Type and Device 
  4. Name and version of the app (editable fields) 
  5. Option to upload a new version of the app file 
  6. App icon (with option to upload a new icon or remove the existing icon) 

Deployment Schedules 

The deployment schedules section shows the list of scheduled deployments of the app and  the details. Organization administrators can choose to delete the deployment by clicking the Delete icon. 

Activity History Tab 

The following options are available on the Activity History tab: 
  1. View the device Activity History  
  2. Export device activity history as CSV file

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