Installing the application from the command line

Kaspersky Endpoint Security can be installed from the command line in one of the following modes:

To install the application or upgrade a previous version of the application:

  1. Run the command line interpreter (cmd.exe) as an administrator.
  2. Go to the folder where the Kaspersky Endpoint Security distribution package is located.
  3. Run the following command:

    setup_kes.exe /pEULA=1 /pPRIVACYPOLICY=1 [/pKSN=1|0] [/pALLOWREBOOT=1|0] [/pSKIPPRODUCTCHECK=1|0] [/pSKIPPRODUCTUNINSTALL=1|0] [/pKLLOGIN=<user name> /pKLPASSWD=<password> /pKLPASSWDAREA=<password scope>] [/pENABLETRACES=1|0 /pTRACESLEVEL=<tracing level>] [/s]

    or

    msiexec /i <distribution kit name> EULA=1 PRIVACYPOLICY=1 [KSN=1|0] [ALLOWREBOOT=1|0] [SKIPPRODUCTCHECK=1|0] [SKIPPRODUCTUNINSTALL=1|0] [KLLOGIN=<user name> KLPASSWD=<password> KLPASSWDAREA=<password scope>] [ENABLETRACES=1|0 TRACESLEVEL=<tracing level>] [/qn]

    EULA

    Acceptance or rejection of the terms of the End User License Agreement. The text of the License Agreement is included in the distribution kit of Kaspersky Endpoint Security. Available values:

    • 1 – acceptance of the terms of the End User License Agreement.
    • 0 – rejection of the terms of the End User License Agreement (default value).

      Accepting the terms of the End User License Agreement is necessary for installing the application or upgrading the application version.

    PRIVACYPOLICY

    Acceptance or rejection of the Privacy Policy. The text of the Privacy Policy is included in the Kaspersky Endpoint Security distribution kit. Available values:

    • 1 – acceptance of the Privacy Policy.
    • 0 – rejection of the Privacy Policy (default value).

      To install the application or upgrade the application version, you must accept the Privacy Policy.

    KSN

    Agreement or refusal to participate in Kaspersky Security Network (KSN). If no value is set for this parameter, Kaspersky Endpoint Security will prompt to confirm your consent or refusal to participate in KSN when Kaspersky Endpoint Security is first started. Available values:

    • 1 – agreement to participate in KSN.
    • 0 – refusal to participate in KSN (default value).

      The Kaspersky Endpoint Security distribution package is optimized for use with Kaspersky Security Network. If you opted not to participate in Kaspersky Security Network, you should update Kaspersky Endpoint Security immediately after the installation is complete.

    ALLOWREBOOT

    Automatic restart of the computer, if required after installation or upgrade of the application. Available values:

    • 1 – automatic computer restart, if required.
    • 0 – automatic computer restart is blocked (default value).

      Restart is not required when installing Kaspersky Endpoint Security. Restart is required only if you have to remove incompatible applications prior to installation. Restart may also be required when updating the application version.

    SKIPPRODUCTCHECK

    Checking for incompatible software. The list of incompatible software is available in the incompatible.txt file that is included in the distribution kit. Available values:

    • 1 – checking for incompatible software is enabled (default value).
    • 0 – checking for incompatible software is disabled.

    SKIPPRODUCTUNINSTALL

    Automatic removal of detected incompatible software. Available values:

    • 1 – Kaspersky Endpoint Security attempts to remove incompatible software (default value).
    • 0 – automatic removal of incompatible software is blocked.

    KLLOGIN

    Set the user name for accessing the features and settings of Kaspersky Endpoint Security (the Password protection component). The user name is set together with the KLPASSWD and KLPASSWDAREA parameters. The user name KLAdmin is used by default.

    KLPASSWD

    Specify a password for accessing Kaspersky Endpoint Security features and settings (the password is specified together with the KLLOGIN and KLPASSWDAREA parameters).

    If you specified a password but did not specify a user name with the KLLOGIN parameter, the KLAdmin user name is used by default.

    KLPASSWDAREA

    Specify the scope of the password for accessing Kaspersky Endpoint Security. When a user attempts to perform an action that is included in this scope, Kaspersky Endpoint Security prompts for the user’s account credentials (KLLOGIN and KLPASSWD parameters). Use the ";" character to specify multiple values. Available values:

    • SET – modifying application settings.
    • EXIT – exiting the application.
    • DISPROTECT – disabling protection components and stopping scan tasks.
    • DISPOLICY – disabling Kaspersky Security Center policy.
    • UNINST – removing the application from the computer.
    • DISCTRL – disabling control components.
    • REMOVELIC – removing the key.
    • REPORTS – viewing reports.

    ENABLETRACES

    Enabling or disabling application traces. After Kaspersky Endpoint Security starts, it saves trace files in the folder %ProgramData%/Kaspersky Lab. Available values:

    • 1 – traces are enabled.
    • 0 – traces are disabled (default value).

    TRACESLEVEL

    Level of detail of traces. Available values:

    • 100 (critical). Only messages about fatal errors.
    • 200 (high). Messages about all errors, including fatal errors.
    • 300 (diagnostic). Messages about all errors, as well as warnings.
    • 400 (important). All error messages, warnings, and additional information.
    • 500 (normal). Messages about all errors and warnings, as well as detailed information about the operation of the application in normal mode (default).
    • 600 (low). All messages.

    AMPPL

    Enables or disables protection of the Kaspersky Endpoint Security processes using AM-PPL technology (Antimalware Protected Process Light). For more details about AM-PPL technology, please visit the Microsoft website.

    AM-PPL technology is available for Windows 10 version 1703 (RS2) or later, and Windows Server 2019 operating systems.

    Available values:

    • 1 – protection of the Kaspersky Endpoint Security processes using AM-PPL technology is enabled.
    • 0 – protection of the Kaspersky Endpoint Security processes using AM-PPL technology is disabled.

    RESTAPI

    Managing the application through the REST API. To manage the application through the REST API, you must specify the user name (RESTAPI_User parameter).

    Available values:

    • 1 – management via REST API is allowed.
    • 0 – management via REST API is blocked (default value).

      To manage the application through the REST API, management using administrative systems must be allowed. To do so, set the AdminKitConnector=1 parameter. If you manage the application through the REST API, it is impossible to manage the application using the administration systems of Kaspersky.

    RESTAPI_User

    User name of the Windows domain account used for managing the application through the REST API. Management of the application through the REST API is available only to this user. Enter the user name in the format <DOMAIN>\<UserName> (for example, RESTAPI_User=COMPANY\Administrator). You can select only one user to work with the REST API.

    Adding a user name is a prerequisite for managing the application through the REST API.

    RESTAPI_Port

    Port used for managing the application through the REST API. Port 6782 is used by default.

    ADMINKITCONNECTOR

    Application management using administration systems. Administration systems include, for example, Kaspersky Security Center. In addition to Kaspersky administration systems, you can use third-party solutions. Kaspersky Endpoint Security provides an API for this purpose.

    Available values:

    • 1 – application management with the help of administration systems is allowed (default value).
    • 0 – application management is allowed only through the local interface.

    Example:

    setup_kes.exe /pEULA=1 /pPRIVACYPOLICY=1 /pKSN=1 /pALLOWREBOOT=1

    msiexec /i kes_win.msi EULA=1 PRIVACYPOLICY=1 KSN=1 KLLOGIN=Admin KLPASSWD=Password KLPASSWDAREA=EXIT;DISPOLICY;UNINST /qn

    setup_kes.exe /pEULA=1 /pPRIVACYPOLICY=1 /pKSN=1 /pENABLETRACES=1 /pTRACESLEVEL=600 /s

After Kaspersky Endpoint Security is installed, the trial license is activated unless you provided an activation code in the setup.ini file. A trial license usually has a short term. When the trial license expires, all Kaspersky Endpoint Security features become disabled. To continue using the application, you need to activate the application with a commercial license by using the Application Activation Wizard or a special command.

When installing the application or upgrading the application version in silent mode, use of the following files is supported:

To apply settings from the setup.ini, install.cfg, and setup.reg files, place these files into the folder containing the Kaspersky Endpoint Security distribution package.

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