Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0


Methods of installing client applications via Kaspersky Administration Kit

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2012 Jan 23 ID: 2729

Applies to Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0

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:

  • Network agent;
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations;
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 SOS;
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Servers;
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition (server part and Administration tools).

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.

InformationFor 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:

Installation type Brief description Restrictions
Forced remote installation

Carried out via a deployment task for installing the software on particular computers within a domain or workgroup.

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- 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.

Remote installation via login script

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.

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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.

Remote installation via Active Directory group policies

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.

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Silent local installation using a standalone package

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.

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Silent local installation from a network 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. 

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This method does not apply to systems running Windows XP Home / Vista Home OS.
Silent local installation

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.

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