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Setting Up Parent and Child Devices in School Manager

This article is intended for school IT administrators. 

Warning: Do not change any device settings without consulting with the Linewize Support team. Changes to your School Manager devices may cause disruption in users’ network access or issues with content filtering.    

Setting up a School Manager Parent Device

  1. In School Manager, go to Debugging > Device Options
  2. Under Multi-Device Management, select Is Parent.
  3. Select Save.

Setting up a School Manager Child Device

Warning: When you set up a child device, some of its configurations will be overwritten with configurations from the parent device. Any settings that you previously configured may be lost. See the Inherited Device Configuration Settings table below for the list of inherited configurations.  Contact Linewize Support United States (844) 723-3932 | Australia 1300 687 052 | New Zealand 0800 445 206 for more information.

  1. In School Manager, log into the device you want to be the child device.
  2. go to Debugging > Device Options.
  3. Under Multi-Device Management, select the device from the Parent Device dropdown. 
  4. Select Save.

The selected device will become the parent device, and your current device will become the child device. School Manager will immediately apply inherited configurations from the parent device.

Inherited Device Configurations 

The following configurations in the parent device will overwrite the configurations on the child device.   

Device Settings
Path
applayer.filtering
Filtering → Content Filtering
applayer.safesearch
Filtering → Safe Search
authentication.groups
Configuration → Users and Groups → Groups
authentication.ldap
authentication.ldap2

Configuration → Authentication → LDAP
Configuration → Authentication → LDAP Servers

authentication.mergedidentity
Configuration → Authentication → Advanced Configuration
authentication.providers
authentication.google
authentication.azure
Configuration → Authentication → Google
Configuration → Authentication → Azure AD
Configuration → Authentication → Clever
Configuration → Authentication → Advanced Configuration
authentication.timeouts
Configuration → Authentication → Timeouts
authentication.users
authentication.parents
Configuration → Users and Groups → Users
classroom.groups
zoom
Configuration → Classwize → Classrooms
classwize
Configuration → Classwize
objects.lists
Configuration → Objects → Pools
objects.periods
Configuration → Objects → Time Periods
objects.securitygroups
Configuration → Objects → Security Groups