Kaspersky Security Center manages applications installed on devices, by creating and running various tasks. Tasks are required for installing, launching, and stopping applications, scanning files, updating databases and software modules, and performing other actions on applications.
Tasks are subdivided into the following types:
An application task can only be created if the management plug-in for that application is installed on the administrator's workstation.
You can compile a list of devices for which a task will be created by in one of the following ways:
If you import a list of devices from a file or create one manually, and devices are identified by their names, the list can only contain devices for which information has already been entered into the Administration Server database when those devices were connected or during device discovery.
For each application, you can create any number of group tasks, tasks for specific devices, or local tasks.
The exchange of task information between an application installed on a device and the Kaspersky Security Center database is carried out when Network Agent is connected to Administration Server.
You can make changes to the settings of tasks, view the progress of tasks, and copy, export, import, and delete tasks.
Tasks are started on a device only if the application for which the task was created is running. When the application is not running, all running tasks are canceled.
Results of completed tasks are saved in the event logs of Microsoft Windows and Kaspersky Security Center, both centrally on the Administration Server and locally on each device.
Do not include private data in task settings. For example, avoid specifying the domain administrator password.
Details of managing tasks for applications with multitenancy support
A group task for an application with multitenancy support is applied to the application depending on the hierarchy of Administration Servers and client devices. The virtual Administration Server from which the task is created must be in the same or a lower-level administration group than the client device on which the application is installed.
In events that correspond to task execution results, a service provider administrator is shown the information about the device on which the task executed. By contrast, a tenant administration is shown Multi-tenant node.