Managing the Kaspersky Endpoint Agent application using the command line interface

You can manage Kaspersky Endpoint Agent using the command line interface. The command line interface functionality is provided by the agent.exe utility. The agent.exe utility is part of the Kaspersky Endpoint Agent distribution kit and is installed onto each workstation with Kaspersky Endpoint Agent in the %ProgramFiles%\Kaspersky Lab\Endpoint Agent directory (if a 32-bit operating system is installed on the workstation) or %ProgramFiles (x86)%\Kaspersky Lab\Endpoint Agent (if a 64-bit operating system is installed on the workstation).


If the workstation has the 64-bit Windows 7 operating system installed and the Kaspersky Endpoint Agent application is installed on drive C, the agent.exe is located in the following directory:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Endpoint Agent\

To manage Kaspersky Endpoint Agent using the command line interface:

  1. On the workstation, run the command line interpreter (for example, Command Prompt cmd.exe) under the local administrator user account.
  2. Use the cd command to change to the directory where the agent.exe file is located.

    For example, you can type cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Endpoint Agent\" and press ENTER.

  3. Type the command: agent.exe --<application option that you want to configure>=<action on the option that you want to perform> and press ENTER.

    The execution result (return code) of the command is displayed.

You can manage the following options of Kaspersky Endpoint Agent:

See also

Installing Kaspersky Endpoint Agent

Installing the Kaspersky Endpoint Agent management plug-in

Creating a Kaspersky Endpoint Agent policy

Enabling settings in the Kaspersky Endpoint Agent policy

Configuring Kaspersky Endpoint Agent security settings

Configuring proxy server connection settings

Configuring the usage of Kaspersky Security Network

Configuring the integration of Kaspersky Endpoint Agent with Kaspersky Sandbox

Configuring Threat Response actions of Kaspersky Endpoint Agent to respond to threats detected by Kaspersky Sandbox

Configuring Quarantine settings and restoration of objects from Quarantine

Configuring data synchronization with the Administration Server

Managing Kaspersky Endpoint Agent tasks

In this Help section

Configuring tracing

Configuring dump creation

Viewing information about Quarantine options and quarantined objects

Actions with quarantined objects

Managing Kaspersky Sandbox integration options

Running Kaspersky Endpoint Agent database update

Running, stopping, and viewing the current state of the application

Password protecting the application

Securing services of the application using the PPL technology

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