Creating stand-alone installation packages
Nov 27, 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, or transfer to a client device by another method. You can also send a link to the stand-alone installation package by email. On the client device, the user can run the received file locally to install an application without involving Kaspersky Security Center.
Be sure that the stand-alone installation package is not available for unauthorized persons.
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 first.
The source to create stand-alone installation packages are installation packages in the list of created on the Administration Server.
To create a stand-alone installation package:
- In the console tree, select the Administration Server → Advanced → Remote installation → Installation packages.
A list of installation packages available on Administration Server is displayed.
- In the list of installation packages, select an installation package for which you want to create a stand-alone package.
- In the context menu, select Create stand-alone installation package.
The Stand-alone installation package creation wizard starts. Proceed through the wizard by using the Next button.
- On the first page of the wizard, if you have selected an installation package for the Kaspersky application and you want to install Network Agent together with the selected application, make sure that the Install Network Agent together with this application option is enabled.
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 next page of the wizard, select the Move unassigned devices to this group option and specify an administration group to which you want to move the client device after Network Agent installation.
By default, the device is moved to the Managed devices group.
If you do not want to move the client device to an administration group after Network Agent installation, select the Do not move devices option.
- On the next page of the wizard, when the process of the stand-alone installation package creation is finished, a result of the stand-alone package creation and a path to the stand-alone package are displayed.
You can click the links and do any of the following:
- Open the folder with the stand-alone installation package.
- Email the link to the created stand-alone installation package. To perform this action, you must have an email application launched.
- Sample HTML code for publishing the link on a website. A TXT file is created and opened in an application that is associated with a TXT format. In the file, the <a> HTML tag with attributes is displayed.
- On the next page of the wizard, if you want to open the list of stand-alone installation packages, enable the Open the list of stand-alone packages option.
- 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.