Deploying Commercial Vantage With Intune

Introducing Commercial Vantage

Lenovo Vantage for Enterprise version 20.x is end-of-life as it does not support the new keyboard design, Intelligent Cooling, or Smart Standby in the 2020 ThinkPads.  In addition, it has a server-side piece which will be sunset in early 2021.  When this happens, some GUI components of the old Vantage will stop working.

Commercial Vantage 10.x supports all of the new models and will be updated going forward.  It launches much faster than the old Vantage and does not rely on any server-side components.

You can download the latest version of Commercial Vantage with Deployment Guide here:

Once the zip has been downloaded and extracted, use the Content Prep Tool to convert to an .intunewin format.  There's already a provided batch file that handles the installation of all dependencies, certs, and .msix bundle so this will be used as the setup file.  A sample command would be:

IntuneWinAppUtil.exe -c "C:\IntuneWin\LenovoCommercialVantage_10.2010.11.0_v1" -s "setup-commercial-vantage.bat" -o "C:\IntuneWin\output" -q

Login to the MEM admin center and add a new Windows app (Win32).  Select the new App package file created above, which should be named setup-commercial-vantage.intunewin and click OK.

Fill out the necessary fields in the App information section and click Review + save

In the Edit application section, this is where the install/uninstall commands will be specified.

Install command

Uninstall command
C:\Windows\Sysnative\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File .\uninstall_vantage_v8\uninstall_all.ps1

Set Device restart behavior to Determine behavior based on return codes.

In the Requirements section, set the Operating system architecture to 64-bit and Minimum operating system to 1809

Add an additional Registry type requirement rule that will only apply to Lenovo branded systems. 

Key path

Value name

Registry key requirement: String comparison
Operator: Equals


For the detection rule, a custom script detection will be used.  Commercial Vantage depends on these 2 services to run
  • ImControllerService
  • LenovoVantageService
This sample PowerShell script can be used for detection (Note: If the Store is not blocked in your environment, remove the version from the string match.  Vantage will automatically update itself as new versions are released. )

If (Get-Service -Name ImControllerService -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
    If (Get-Service -Name LenovoVantageService -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
        If (Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where-Object { $_.PackageFullName -match "LenovoSettingsforEnterprise_10.2010.11.0" }) {
            Write-Host "All Services and App Present"

Click Review and then Save to complete the app creation and content upload to Intune.  Once the upload has finished, assign to a group.

Track the installation through the IntuneManagementExtension.log

Here we can see the minimum OS version requirement has been met

The additional requirement to check if the system is in fact a Lenovo system is true

The PowerShell detection script finds both services and app are now present