Applies to:Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations MP4Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 SOS MP4Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Servers MP4
Using Group Policy Object Editor you can install, update and remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus version 6.0 MP4 on PCs within a domain without implementing Kaspersky Administration Kit.
This scenario has been tested on the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional x32/x64
- Microsoft Windows Vista x32
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition
In order to install Kaspersky Anti-Virus, do the following:
- Create a shared network folder on the PC which is the domain controller and copy a Kaspersky Anti-Virus installation file (.msi) into it.
To get an .msi file, extract the Kaspersky Anti-Virus setup launcher file using an archiver (for example, WinZip).
You can also add into this folder:
Open the Group Policy Object Editor via standard MMC console:
- setup.ini file containing Kaspersky Anti-Virus installation configuration list;
- configuration file install.cfg;
- key file.
Click Start – Run – enter the command mmc – OK – add a snap-in (File - Add Snap-In - Add - Group Policy Object Editor - Add - OK).
Create a new package. In the console tree go to Group Policy Object – Computer Configuration – Software Settings – Software Installation. In the Action menu, point to New, and click Package.
In the next window type the path to the shared network folder with Kaspersky Anti-Virus installation file. In the Deploy Software dialogue box choose Assigned and click OK.
The group policy will be applied to each workstation during next registration of PCs within the domain. As the result Kaspersky Anti-Virus will be installed on all PCs.
If you have made any changes in the setup.ini file, for example, you need to recreate the installation package in the corresponding policy.
APPLICATION VERSION UPDATE
In order to upgrade Kaspersky Anti-Virus version, do the following:
- Copy the .msi installation file containing Kaspersky Anti-Virus updates into the shared network folder.
- Open the Group Policy Object Editor and create a new package as described above in the section Installation.
- Select the new package from the list and use the command Properties in the contextual menu. In the package properties window go to the Updates tab and select the package containing the previous Kaspersky Anti-Virus version.
- To install an updated Kaspersky Anti-Virus version and keep the protection configuration, choose the option to install on top of the existing package.
- The group policy will be applied to each workstation during next registration of PCs within the domain.
In order to uninstall Kaspersky Anti-Virus, do the following:
- Open the Group Policy Object Editor.
- I the console tree go to Group Policy Object – Computer Configuration – Software Settings – Software Installation.
- Select the Kaspersky Anti-Virus package in the list of packages, right-click the software package at the right of the screen and choose All Tasks – Remove.
- In the dialogue window Remove Application choose Immediately uninstall the software from users and computers. Kaspersky Anti-Virus will be removed after the next PC reboot.