Dec 4, 2023
If a Network Agent has already been installed on a device, remote installation of applications on that device is performed through this Network Agent. The distribution package of an application to be installed is transferred over communication channels between Network Agents and Administration Server, along with the installation settings defined by the administrator. To transfer the distribution package, you can use relay distribution nodes, that is, distribution points, multicast delivery, etc. For more details on how to install applications on managed devices with Network Agent already installed, see below in this section.
You can perform initial installation of Network Agent on devices running Windows, using one of the following methods:
- With third-party tools for remote installation of applications.
- With Windows group policies: using standard Windows management tools for group policies.
- In forced mode, using special options in the remote installation task of Kaspersky Security Center.
- By sending device users links to stand-alone packages generated by Kaspersky Security Center. Stand-alone packages are executable modules that contain the distribution packages of selected applications with their settings defined.
- Manually, by running application installers on devices.
On platforms other than Microsoft Windows, you have to perform initial installation of Network Agent on managed devices either through the existing third-party tools, or manually, by sending users an archive with a pre-configured distribution package. You can upgrade Network Agent to a new version or install other Kaspersky applications on non-Windows platforms, using Network Agents (already installed on devices) to perform remote installation tasks. In this case, installation is identical to that on devices running Microsoft Windows.
When selecting a method and a strategy for deployment of applications on a managed network, you must consider a number of factors (partial list):
- Configuration of the corporate network
- Total number of devices
- Presence of Windows domains on the managed network, possibility to modify Active Directory group policies in those domains
- Awareness of the user account(s) with local administrator rights on devices on which initial deployment of Kaspersky applications has been planned (i.e., availability of a domain user account with local administrator rights, or presence of unified local user accounts with administrator rights on those devices)
- Connection type and bandwidth of network channels between the Administration Server and MSP client networks, as well as the bandwidth of channels inside those networks
- Security settings applied on remote devices at the start of deployment (such as use of UAC and Simple File Sharing mode)