Creating the Downloading updates to the repositories of distribution points task

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The Download updates to the repositories of distribution points task works only on distribution point devices running Windows. Distribution point devices running Linux or macOS cannot download updates from Kaspersky update servers.

If one or more devices running Linux or macOS are within the scope of the Download updates to the repositories of distribution points task, the task completes with the Failed status, even if it has successfully completed on all Windows devices.

You can create the Download updates to the repositories of distribution points task for an administration group. This task will run for distribution points included in the specified administration group.

You can use this task, for example, if the traffic between the Administration Server and the distribution point(s) is more expensive than the traffic between the distribution point(s) and Kaspersky update servers, or if your Administration Server does not have internet access.

To create the Downloading updates to the repositories of distribution points task for a selected administration group:

  1. In the console tree, select the Tasks folder.
  2. In the workspace of this folder, click the Create a task button.

    The New Task Wizard starts. Proceed through the Wizard by using the Next button.

  3. On the Select the task type page of the Wizard, select the Kaspersky Security Center 13 Administration Server node, expand the Advanced folder, and then select the Download updates to the repositories of distribution points task.
  4. On the Settings page of the Wizard, specify the task settings as follows:
    • Sources of updates
    • Folder for storing updates
  5. On the Select Administration group page of the Wizard, click Browse and select the administration group to which the task applies.
  6. On the Configure task schedule page of the Wizard, you can create a schedule for task start. If necessary, specify the following settings:
    • Scheduled start:
      • Every N hours
      • Every N days
      • Every N weeks
      • Every N minutes
      • Daily (daylight saving time is not supported)
      • Weekly
      • By days of week
      • Monthly
      • Manually (selected by default)
      • Every month on specified days of selected weeks
      • On virus outbreak
      • On completing another task
    • Run missed tasks
    • Use automatically randomized delay for task starts
    • Use randomized delay for task starts within an interval of (min)
  7. On the Define the task name page of the Wizard, specify the name for the task that you are creating. A task name cannot be more than 100 characters long and cannot include any special characters ("*<>?\:|).
  8. On the Finish task creation page of the Wizard, click the Finish button to close the Wizard.

    If you want the task to start as soon as the Wizard finishes, select the Run the task after the Wizard finishes check box.

When the Wizard completes its operation, Download updates to the repositories of distribution points appears in the list of Network Agent tasks in the target administration group and in the Tasks workspace of the console.

In addition to the settings that you specify during task creation, you can change other properties of a created task.

When the Download updates to the repositories of distribution points task is performed, updates for databases and software modules are downloaded from the update source and stored in the shared folder. Downloaded updates will only be used by distribution points that are included in the specified administration group and that have no update download task explicitly set for them.

In the Administration Server properties window, in the Sections pane select Distribution points. In the properties of each distribution point, in the Update source section you can specify the update source (Retrieve from Administration Server or Use task for forced download of updates). By default, Retrieve from Administration Server is selected for a distribution point that is assigned manually or automatically. These distribution points will use the results of the Download updates to the repositories of distribution points task.

The properties of each distribution point specify the network folder that has been set up for that distribution point individually. The names of folders may vary for different distribution points. For this reason, we do not recommend that you change the network folder in the task properties if the task is created for a group of devices.

You can change the network folder with updates in the properties of the Download updates to the repositories of distribution points task if you are creating a local task for a device.

The previous versions of the application (Kaspersky Security Center 10 Service Pack 2 and earlier) allowed you to create the update download task for distribution points as a local task only. Starting from Kaspersky Security Center 10 Service Pack 3, this restriction has been lifted, which has resulted in decreased traffic rates.

See also:

Download updates to the repositories of distribution points task settings

Scenario: Regular updating Kaspersky databases and applications

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