Software updates

Kaspersky Security Center allows you to manage updates of software installed on client devices and fix vulnerabilities in Microsoft applications and other software makers' products through installation of required updates.

Kaspersky Security Center searches for updates through the update search task and downloads them to the updates repository. After completing the search of updates, the application provides the administrator with information about available updates and vulnerabilities in applications that can be fixed using those updates.

Information about available updates for Microsoft Windows is provided by Windows Update service. Administration Server can be used as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server. To use Administration Server as WSUS server, you should configure synchronization of updates with Windows Update. After you have configured data synchronization with Windows Update, Administration Server provides updates to Windows Update services on devices in centralized mode and with the set frequency.

You can also manage software updates through a Network Agent policy. To do this, you should create a Network Agent policy and configure software updating in the corresponding windows of the New Policy Wizard.

The administrator can view a list of available updates in the Software updates subfolder included in the Application management folder. This folder contains a list of updates for Microsoft applications and other software makers' products retrieved by Administration Server that can be distributed to devices. After viewing information about available updates, the administrator can install them to devices.

Kaspersky Security Center updates some applications by removing the previous version of the application and installing the new one.

Before installing the updates to all of the devices, you can perform a test installation to make sure installed updates will cause no failures to the operation of applications on the devices.

You can find the details of third-party software that can be updated through Kaspersky Security Center, by visiting the Technical Support Service website, on the Kaspersky Security Center page, in the Server Management section.

In this section:

Viewing information about available updates

Synchronizing updates from Windows Update with Administration Server

Automatic installation of Kaspersky Endpoint Security updates on devices

Offline model of update download

Enabling and disabling the offline model of update download

Installing updates on devices manually

Configuring Windows updates in a Network Agent policy

Enabling and disabling automatic updating and patching for Kaspersky Security Center components

Automatic updating and patching for Kaspersky Security Center components

Canceling software updates

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