Creating stand-alone installation packages
Dec 4, 2023
You and device users in your organization can use stand-alone installation packages to install applications on devices manually.
A stand-alone installation package is an executable file (installer.exe) that you can store on Web Server, in a shared folder, send by email, or transfer to a client device by another method. On the client device, the user can run the received file locally to install an application without involving Kaspersky Security Center. You can create stand-alone installation packages for Kaspersky applications and for third-party applications for Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. To create a stand-alone installation package for a third-party application, you must create a custom installation package.
Be sure that the stand-alone installation package is not available for unauthorized persons.
To create a stand-alone installation package:
- Do one of the following:
- In the main menu, go to Discovery & deployment → Deployment & assignment → Installation packages.
- In the main menu, go to Operations → Repositories → Installation packages.
A list of installation packages available on Administration Server is displayed.
- In the list of installation packages, select an installation package and, above the list, click the Deploy button.
- Select the Using a stand-alone package option.
The Stand-alone installation package creation wizard starts. Proceed through the wizard by using the Next button.
- On the first page of the wizard, make sure that the Install Network Agent together with this application option is enabled if you want to install Network Agent together with the selected application.
By default, this option is enabled. We recommend enabling this option if you are not sure whether Network Agent is installed on the device. If Network Agent is already installed on the device, after the stand-alone installation package with Network Agent is installed, Network Agent will be updated to the newer version.
If you disable this option, Network Agent will not be installed on the device and the device will be unmanaged.
If a stand-alone installation package for the selected application already exists on Administration Server, the wizard informs you about this fact. In this case, you must select one of the following actions:
- Create stand-alone installation package. Select this option if, for example, you want to create a stand-alone installation package for a new application version and also want to retain a stand-alone installation package that you created for a previous application version. The new stand-alone installation package is placed in another folder.
- Use existing stand-alone installation package. Select this option if you want to use an existing stand-alone installation package. The process of package creation will not be started.
- Rebuild existing stand-alone installation package. Select this option if you want to create a stand-alone installation package for the same application again. The stand-alone installation package is placed in the same folder.
- On the Move to list of managed devices page of the wizard, by default the Do not move devices option is enabled. If you do not want to move the client device to any administration group after Network Agent installation, leave this option enabled.
If you want to move the client device after Network Agent installation, select the Move unassigned devices to this group option and specify an administration group to which you want to move the client device. By default, the device is moved to the Managed devices group.
- On the next page of the wizard, when the process of the stand-alone installation package creation is finished, click the FINISH button.
The Stand-alone installation package creation wizard closes.
The stand-alone installation package is created and placed in the PkgInst subfolder of the Administration Server shared folder. You can view the list of stand-alone packages by clicking the View the list of stand-alone packages button above the list of installation packages.