Implementation of Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0 allows an administrator to realize remote and silent installation of Kaspersky Lab software on client computers.Remote installation of the following software is supported:
Installation of the listed software requires having corresponding installation packages on the Administration server, first of all. An installation package contains the files needed for installation as well as settings for installation process and initial configuration of the corresponding application. An installation package might also contain a license key.
For security reasons, Kaspersky Lab does not recommend to insert a key file into an application package. It is advised to create an individual key file installation task.
The table below contains description of remote and silent local installation methods:
Carried out via a deployment task for installing the software on particular computers within a domain or workgroup.
- Cannot be carried out on computers running Windows XP Home / Vista Home without installed Administration agent. Installation of Administration agent by some other method will permit to carry out a push deployment task.
- In a workgroup: disable Simple File Sharing or change the shared access and security mode for local user accounts. Guide on installation in a workgroup.
Can be carried out in a domain only. Allows to assign installation of an application to a particular user account(s).
Is recommended for installation on computers running MS Windows 98/Me without installed Administration agent.
An account to run the task must have a permission to modify login scripts in the domain controller database.
An account assigned with an application installation task must have local administrator permissions on a computer to install to.
Can be carried out in a domain only. Allows to create group policies and related security groups within domains containing the computers to install the software to.
A standalone package (a single setup.exe file) is created from an installation package and can be copied/sent to a local PC or published on a shared resource.
This installation method requires creating a special Network agent installation package on an Administration server, and running the lsexec.exe file with special switches on a local PC from the network resource.
This installation method requires creating a special Network agent installation package on an Administration server, and running the lsexec.exe file with a special switch on a local PC.
Release of antivirus database updates (required to protect your computer/server/mobile device)
Providing technical support over phone / web
Release of patches for the application (addressing detected bugs)
Critical Fix 3
Critical Fix 2
Critical Fix 1
Minimum system requirements to install an Administration Server:
update rollup 1 for Windows 2000 with service pack 4 (KB891861);
security update for Windows 2000 (KB835732).
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 and above;
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 and above;
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and above;
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 and above;
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 and above;
Microsoft Windows Vista x64 SP1 with all actual updates,
Microsoft Windows Server 2008;
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003;
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2;
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard;
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium;
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 installed as Server Core;
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 SP1 and SP2 with all actual updates.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2;
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (x32/x64).
Database Server (Can be installed on a separate computer):
Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.
Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 and above.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP2 and above (Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is included into Kaspersky Administration Kit distribution package and can be installed directly from Kaspersky Administration Kit installation CD).
If you are going to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP3 on a computer running Microsoft Windows XP Professional, please be sure to install SP3 for Microsoft Windows XP Professional on this computer first. Installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP3 on a computer running Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 may result in BSOD (due to incompatibility of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP3 and Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2). Kaspersky Lab is not responsible for this problem.
MySQL Enterprise 5.0.60 SP1, 5.0.70, 5.0.82 SP1, 5.0.90.
MySQL 5.0.67, 5.0.77, 5.0.85, 5.087 SP1, 5.091.
[for versions 8.0.2048 and 8.0.2090 only] Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP 3 and above.
[for versions 8.0.2048 and 8.0.2090 only] Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE) SP3 and above.
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.8 and above (is included into Kaspersky Administration Kit distribution package).
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (is included into Kaspersky Administration Kit distribution package).
Administration Server and Console, and Network Agent have passed a full cycle of testing on:
Minimum system requirements to install an Administration Console:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2 and above;
Microsoft Windows Vista x64 SP1 with all actual updates.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 SP1 with all actual updates.
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate.
Microsoft Management Console 1.2 and above.
Minimum system requirements to install a Network Agent
for Windows systems
Attention! Minimum system requirements to a computer with installed Network Agent used as an Update Agent:
Processor: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz and above.
RAM: 256 MB.
Free hard disk space: 500MB.
for NetWare server
Processor: Intel Pentium 233 MHz and above.
RAM: 32 MB.
Free hard disk space: 32MB.
for Linux systems
Soft and hardware requirements coincide with Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.7 for Linux Workstations / Servers requirements.
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