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Minecraft EDU MSI Deployment

Guide for deploying Minecraft EDU MSI on a network via Group Policies

Update 18/08/2020: Updated links & details for version 1.14.31.0

Update 26/8/2020: Updated with fix for error 2753 'The File 'Minecraft.AdalServer.exe' is not marked for installation

Prepare Minecraft EDU MSI Files

Download the latest Minecraft EDU desktop installer .exe file from https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/download/ (choose the Windows Desktop - the latest version at time of writing is MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.31.0.exe)

Run the exe file eg: MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.31.0.exe When the installer stops at the first prompt, open the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft Studios\Minecraft Education Edition\install

Copy the folder within this folder eg the called 1.14.31.0 to your deployment share on your network.

Minecraft EDU also includes two separate extensions - Classroom mode and Code Connection. Download the classroom mode MSI file from https://aka.ms/meecmwin10. Download Code Connection from here: https://aka.ms/meeccwin10. Copy both of these .msi files to your deployment share on your network.

Deploy Minecraft EDU using Group Policies

Deploy the MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.31.0.msi, ClassroomModeSetup.msi and CodeConnection.msi files using group policies.

Troubleshooting

If your deployment fails with error 2753 'The File 'Minecraft.AdalServer.exe' is not marked for installation, it may be that the previous version didn't uninstall properly. if so, edit the MSI with ORCA and drop the FindRelatedProducts actions from the InstallExecuteSequence and InstallUISequence tables