The task Program database update downloads antivirus database updates required by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition to perform its functions.
Kaspersky Lab releases antivirus database updates every hour. We recommend scheduling the task Program database update with the same frequency.
If databases have not been updated for more than 7 days, System audit log generates an event “Databases are out of date”. Within 14 days without updates it will generate another event “Databases are obsolete”. You can change these time intervals: right-click Kaspersky Anti-Virus console node Kaspersky Anti-Virus and invoke the command Properties. Go to the tab Advanced and change the values as necessary in the section Event generation thresholds:
The task Program database update is located in Kaspersky Anti-Virus console node Update. Right-click the task and invoke the command Properties to edit its settings
The tab Advanced allows configuring the following additional settings:
Duration - maximum duration time. The task will be stopped upon reaching it.
Pause from ... to ... - pause the task during this day time interval.
End schedule date – since this date the task will no longer run on schedule. The task won't get deleted, and will be available to run manually.
Run skipped tasks – how to run run the task if the protected server was unavailable at scheduled run time, e.g. the server or Kaspersky Anti-Virus was switched off.
Randomize the task start within interval – run the task with this maximum allowed deviation from the scheduled run time. This option is grey if the task is scheduled to run At program startup, When new updates are downloaded to the repository, or After application update (in Kaspersky Administration Kit).
The tab Run as allows changing the user account used to run the task. Depending on task run type (manually or scheduled) it will start under the user account running Kaspersky Anti-Virus service (Local System Account, by default), unless specified otherwise.
A user account used to run Console needs having a permission to start tasks (Manage task status) to be able to start tasks.
The following update sources are available on the tab General:
Select this option if you are using Kaspersky Administration Kit in the corporate network. Databases will be updated by means of Network Agent installed on the protected server.
If you are going to use local Anti-Virus update task, we recommend scheduling this task to run When new updates are downloaded to the repository in Administration server console. In this case the protected server will update its databases after Kaspersky Administration server downloads them.
This option cannot be selected locally.
Kaspersky Lab's update servers
Select your country in the section Computer location on th tab Connection settings to make Kaspersky Anti-Virus update from the nearest (geographically) update server. If you select Detect automatically, your country settings are taken from your local operating system settings (Start > Control Panel > Regional and Language options > Location).
Custom HTTP or FTP servers, or network folders
You can list here several sources, and then enable/disable them in the list (by checking/unchecking boxes). If the task fails to update from the first enabled enabled listed source, it will attempt to update from the next one in descending order. The list order can be rearranged.
If the task fails to update from Administration server and all listed FTP/HTTP servers, you can enable Kaspersky Lab's update servers as an emergency update source by checking corresponding option below.
The tab Connection settings
allows changing proxy settings
By default, it is supposed that there is a firewall in the corporate network, and FTP connections are established in passive mode. Therefore the box Use passive FTP mode if possible is checked. Uncheck this box if you are using active FTP mode.
Proxy server configuration depends on its existence and on selected update source:
If you are using a proxy server for Internet connections, check the box Use specified proxy server settings to connect to Kaspersky Lab's update servers.
Otherwise uncheck it.
Transportation is realized via Network Agent installed on the protected server. No additional proxy configuration required.
If you have enabled the option Use specified proxy server settings to connect to Kaspersky Lab's update servers, and custom sources are unavailable and a proxy server is used for Internet connections, check the box Use specified proxy server settings to connect to Kaspersky Lab's update servers.
If a proxy server is used to connect to these sources, check the box Use specified proxy server settings for custom servers. If there are local network drives on the list, check the box Bypass proxy server for local addresses.
If you have enabled the option Use Kaspersky Lab's update servers if custom servers or network folders are not accessible, and custom source are unavailable and a proxy server is used for Internet connections, check the box Use specified proxy server settings to connect to Kaspersky Lab's update servers.
If a proxy server is used to access update sources,
specify proxy server settings in the section Proxy server settings:
if Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol (WPAD) is used in the network, select the option Automatically detect the proxy server settings (enabled by default).
otherwise select Use custom proxy server settings and enter proxy address and port.
Select authentication mode in the section Proxy server authentication settings.