Kaspersky Security Center

Automatic distribution of a license key

July 8, 2024

ID 11511

Kaspersky Security Center allows automatic distribution of license keys to managed devices if they are located in the license keys repository on the Administration Server. Automatic distribution of license keys does not apply to devices in the Unassigned devices folder.

To distribute a license key to managed devices automatically:

  1. In the console tree, select the Kaspersky Licenses folder.
  2. In the workspace of the folder, select the license key that you want to distribute to devices automatically.
  3. Open the properties window of the selected license key in one of the following ways:
    • By selecting Properties in the context menu of the license key.
    • By clicking the View license key properties link in the information box for the selected license key.
  4. In the license key properties window that opens, select the Automatically distributed license key check box. Close the license key properties window.

The license key will be automatically distributed to all compatible devices.

License key distribution is performed by means of Network Agent. No license key distribution tasks are created for the application.

During automatic distribution of a license key, the licensing limit on the number of devices is taken into account. (The licensing limit is set in the properties of the license key.) If the licensing limit is reached, distribution of this license key on devices ceases automatically.

The virtual Administration Server automatically distributes license keys from its repository and from the repository of the Administration Server. We recommend that you:

  • Use the Add license key task to select the license key that must be deployed to devices.
  • Avoid disabling the Allow automatic deployment of license keys from this virtual Administration Server to its devices option in the virtual Administration Server settings. Otherwise, the virtual Administration Server will not distribute license keys to devices, including the license keys from the Administration Server repository.

If you select the Automatically distributed license key check box in the license key properties window, a license key is distributed on your network immediately. If you do not select this option, you can manually distribute a license key later.

See also:

Licensing of managed applications

Viewing information about license keys in use

Adding a license key to the Administration Server repository

Adding an Administration Server license key

Deleting an Administration Server license key

Deploying a license key to client devices

Creating and viewing a license key usage report

Viewing information about the application license keys

Exporting a license key file

Main installation scenario

Scenario: Configuring network protection

Licenses and features of Kaspersky Security Center 14.2

Did you find this article helpful?
What can we do better?
Thank you for your feedback! You're helping us improve.
Thank you for your feedback! You're helping us improve.