About local installation of Network Agent on a device selected as distribution point

April 17, 2023

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To allow the device selected as the distribution point to directly communicate with the virtual Administration Server in order to act as connection gateway, the Network Agent must be installed locally on this device.

The procedure of local installation of Network Agent on the device defined as distribution point is the same as local installation of Network Agent on any network device.

The following conditions must be met for a device selected as a distribution point:

  • During local installation of Network Agent, specify the address of a virtual Administration Server that manages the device in the Server Address field in the Administration Server window of the Setup Wizard. You can use either the device IP address or device name in the Windows network.

    The following format is used for the virtual Administration Server address: <Full address of the physical Administration Server to which the virtual Server is subordinate>/<Name of virtual Administration Server>.

  • So that it can act as connection gateway, open all ports of the device that are necessary for communication with the Administration Server.

After Network Agent with specified settings is installed on a device, Kaspersky Security Center performs the following actions automatically:

  • Includes this device in the Managed devices group of the virtual Administration Server.
  • Assigns this device as the distribution point of the Managed devices group of the virtual Administration Server.

It is necessary and sufficient to install Network Agent locally on the device that is assigned as the distribution point for the Managed devices group on the organization's network. You can install Network Agent remotely on devices that act as distribution points in the nested administration groups. To do this, use the distribution point of the Managed devices group as connection gateway.

See also:

Local installation of Network Agent

Kaspersky applications. Centralized deployment

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