Configuring test policies and auxiliary tasks

April 17, 2023

ID 52515

When creating an Update verification task, the Administration Server generates test policies, auxiliary group update tasks, and on-demand scan tasks.

Auxiliary group update and on-demand scan tasks take some time. These tasks are performed when the Update verification task is executed. The Update verification task is performed during execution of the Download updates to the repository task. The duration of the Download updates to the repository task includes auxiliary group update and on-demand scan tasks.

You can change the settings of test policies and auxiliary tasks.

To change settings of a test policy or an auxiliary task:

  1. In the console tree, select a group for which the Update verification task is created.
  2. In the group workspace, select one of the following tabs:
    • Policies, if you want to edit the test policy settings.
    • Tasks, if you want to change auxiliary task settings.
  3. In the tab workspace, select a policy or a task, whose settings you want to change.
  4. Open the policy (task) properties window in one of the following ways:
    • By selecting Properties in the context menu of the policy (task).
    • By clicking the Configure policy (Configure task) link in the information box for the selected policy (task).

To verify updates correctly, set the following restrictions on the modification of test policies and auxiliary tasks:

  • In the auxiliary task settings:
    • Save all tasks with the Critical event and Functional failure importance levels on Administration Server. Using the events of these types, the Administration Server analyzes the operation of applications.
    • Use Administration Server as the source of updates.
    • Specify the task schedule type: Manually.
  • In the settings of test policies:
    • Disable the iChecker and iSwift scanning acceleration technologies (Essential Threat Protection → File Threat Protection → Settings → Additional → Scan technologies).
    • Select actions on infected objects: Disinfect; delete if disinfection fails / Disinfect; block if disinfection fails / Block. (Essential Threat Protection → File Threat Protection → Action on threat detection).
  • In the settings of test policies and auxiliary tasks:

    If the device requires a restart after installation of updates for software modules, it must be performed immediately. If the device is not restarted, it is not possible to test this type of updates. For some applications, installation of updates that require a restart may be prohibited or configured to prompt the user for confirmation first. These restrictions should be disabled in the settings of test policies and auxiliary tasks.

See also:

Scenario: Regular updating Kaspersky databases and applications

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