Installing Light Agent for Windows via Kaspersky Security Center

January 10, 2024

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You can install Light Agent for Windows remotely from the administrator's workstation using Kaspersky Security Center.

Installation is performed by using the Remote Installation Wizard or the remote installation task (for details, please refer to the Kaspersky Security Center help). Installation requires an installation package that contains the group of settings necessary for installing the application.

You can use the installation package automatically created by Kaspersky Security Components Installation Wizard during installation of management MMC plug-ins for Kaspersky Security and for the Integration Server, or create an installation package manually.

The automatically created installation package is stored in the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console tree in the AdditionalRemote installationInstallation packages folder with the name Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.2 Light Agent for Windows (5.2.X.X), where 5.2.X.X is the application version number. By default the following functional components are selected in the settings of this installation package:

  • For the virtual machines running Microsoft Windows desktop operating system – all protection components and all control components (except for the System Integrity Monitoring component).
  • For the virtual machines with Microsoft Windows server operating systems, the File Anti-Virus and AMSI Protection components.

Light Agent integration with Kaspersky Endpoint Agent is disabled by default.

In the properties of the installation packages, you can change the Light Agent for Windows installation settings or fine-tune the installation settings (for example, change the set of installed Light Agent components).

Prior to beginning installation to the virtual machine, the virtual machine is searched for applications that could cause conflicts with Light Agents if allowed to run concurrently, and those applications are removed. If such applications could not be automatically removed, installation ends with an error.

If the installation package is intended for installing Light Agent for Windows to virtual machines on which Citrix Provisioning (Citrix Provisioning Services) technology is used, you need to perform one of the following actions:

  • Prior to creating the installation package, manually make the following change to the ksvla.kud file from the Light Agent for Windows distribution package:

    In the [Setup] section, at the end of the Params=/s /pAKINSTALL=1 /pEULAANDPRIVACYPOLICY=1 string, add the parameter /pINSTALLONPVS=1.

  • In the settings of the created installation package, select the Ensure compatibility with Citrix Provisioning (Citrix Provisioning Services) check box.

During remote installation of Light Agent for Windows through Kaspersky Security Center, Kaspersky Security Center Network Agent may be automatically installed.

In this section:

Creating a Light Agent for Windows installation package

Configuring the Light Agent for Windows installation package

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