The Downloading 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 at least one device running Linux or macOS is within the task scope, the task will have the Failed status. Even if the task is completed successfully on all Windows devices, it will return an error on the remaining 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 traffic between the Administration Server and the distribution point(s) is more expensive than traffic between the distribution point(s) and Kaspersky update servers, or if your Administration Server does not have internet access.
This task is required to download updates from Kaspersky update servers to the repositories of distribution points. The list of updates includes:
After the updates are downloaded, they can be propagated to the managed devices.
To create the Download updates to the repositories of distribution points task, for a selected administration group:
The Add Task Wizard starts. Follow the steps of the Wizard.
The task is created and displayed in the list of tasks.
The task is created and configured.
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.
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.