Will Minecraft: Education Edition work with my Single Sign on Service (SSO)?
SSO like networks, works differently and is implemented differently at schools depending on the service they're using. SSO is available for Minecraft: Education Edition if the user is logging into their domain joined device with the same Office 365 Education credentials they use to login to the game. All users will need to sign in manually for the first time before SSO will work.
If you are interested in learning more about your Sign on Services' compatibility with Office 365 or Minecraft: Education Edition please contact them directly.
How can I tell between trial and paid licenses of Minecraft Education?
You can review the Subscription(s) in your Inventory/Private Store in the Minecraft Store for Education. If it shows you have “Unlimited Licenses” then that indicates you have a “Free/Trial” subscription(s) that is included by default for educational use. You may download the software an unlimited number of times within your education tenant.
What if I am getting a "can't connect to the service" error when trying to login?
- Your network is not blocking launch of the app
- You are on a supported device
- You only have one version of Minecraft: Education Edition installed
- Ensure Minecraft.AdalServer.exe can run while logging in
Can I run a silent install?
Yes, please follow the steps below:
- Change the Powershell script "files\InstallMinecraft.psl" in two ways – change the log file to c:\minecraft-install.log – so that it will log to the local PC, as with MDT it would otherwise try to log to the MDT server which is the install file location. – Change the “AppendAndExit-Log” function to NOT do the “press any key to exit” thing.
- Simplify “InstallMinecraftEducationEdition.bat” – take out the “Pause > nul” at the end. Remove the “check if we re Administrator”
Is there an installer package I can use for shared devices?
Yes, it can be found here
What sites and ports should I ensure are allowed access to the network for standard game access and coding functionality?
Refer to the IT Admin guide for the full list of URLs which require network access for Minecraft: Education to work.
Where do I go when something isn’t working?
We have created a basic troubleshooting page. It covers frequent technical questions educators may encounter (like finding your IP, or students being unable to connect) and suggests things to try before contacting support.
How is Minecraft: Education Edition different than MinecraftEDU?
MinecraftEDU is a modified version of Minecraft developed for schools and sold by a company called TeacherGaming. You can read more about that here. If you are interested in starting a trial of Minecraft: Education Edition, you can get started here.
Are you going to offer a hosting service for schools?
Not at this time. Minecraft: Education Edition supports multiplayer games at a classroom scale, which is simple for teachers to set up and play locally in schools.
Is there a Minecraft: Education Edition Deployment Guide?
Well, we’re glad you asked! Check out our Get Started Guide. We also have videos on deployment for both Teachers and IT Admins: