Upgrading Kaspersky Security Center from a previous version

April 17, 2023

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The following topic describes recommended preparation steps for the upgrade: Upgrading Kaspersky Security Center and managed security applications.

You can install version 13.2 of Administration Server on a device that has an earlier version of Administration Server installed (starting from version 10 Service Pack 1). When upgrading to version 13.2, all data and settings from the previous version of Administration Server are preserved.

Concurrent use of the DBMS by Administration Server and another application is strictly forbidden.

This section describes how to upgrade Kaspersky Security Center installed in a standard or custom way. You can also upgrade Kaspersky Security Center on the Kaspersky failover cluster nodes.

To upgrade an earlier version of Administration Server to version 13.2:

  1. Run the ksc_13_<build number>_full_<language>.exe installation file for version 13.2 (you can download this file from the Kaspersky website).
  2. In the window that opens, click the Install Kaspersky Security Center 13.2 link to start the Administration Server Setup Wizard. Follow the instructions of the Wizard.
  3. Read the License Agreement and Privacy Policy. If you agree with all the terms of the License Agreement and the Privacy Policy, select the following check boxes in the I confirm I have fully read, understood, and accept the following section:
    • The terms and conditions of this EULA
    • Privacy Policy describing the handling of data

    Installation of the application on your device will continue after you select both check boxes. The Setup Wizard prompts you to create a backup of the Administration Server data for the earlier version.

    Kaspersky Security Center supports data recovery from a backup created with an older version of Administration Server.

  4. If you want to create a backup of the Administration Server data, specify this in the Administration Server backup window that opens.

    A backup is created by the klbackup utility. This utility is included in the distribution kit, and is located at the root of the Kaspersky Security Center installation folder.

  5. Install Administration Server version 13.2 by following the Setup Wizard.

    If a message appears that the Kaspersky Security Center 13.2 Web Console service is busy, click the Ignore button in the Wizard window.

    We recommend that you avoid terminating the Setup Wizard. If you cancel the upgrade at the step of Administration Server installation may cause the upgraded version of Kaspersky Security Center to fail.

  6. For devices on which the earlier version of Network Agent is installed, create and run the task for remote installation of the new version of Network Agent.

    We recommend that you upgrade the Network Agent for Linux to version 14.

    After completion of the remote installation task, the Network Agent version is upgraded.

If problems occur during Administration Server installation, you can restore the previous version of Administration Server using the backup copy of the Administration Server data created before the upgrade.

If at least one Administration Server of the new version has been installed on the network, you can upgrade other Administration Servers on the network using the remote installation task that uses the Administration Server installation package.

When upgrading Kaspersky Security Center from a previous version, all the installed plug-ins of supported Kaspersky applications are kept.

Administration Server plug-in and Network Agent plug-in are upgraded automatically (both for the Administration Console and for Kaspersky Security Center 13.2 Web Console).

See also

Main installation scenario

Scenario: Regular updating Kaspersky databases and applications

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