Upgrading the Light Agent for Windows component
January 10, 2024
The Light Agent for Windows component is upgraded by installing a new version of the Light Agent for Windows component on protected virtual machines. Installation is performed locally on the virtual machine or remotely via Kaspersky Security Center, or using Active Directory Group Policies.
If your infrastructure uses Citrix App Layering (formerly UniDesk) virtualization solution and the Full User Layer is used to save the state of temporary virtual machines, restore the user layer by following the instructions in Citrix App Layering documentation before updating Light Agent for Windows on the virtual machine template.
The upgraded Light Agent for Windows component uses the application settings that were configured for the previous version of Light Agent for Windows. Settings that were absent from the previous version of the application take the default values.
After the Light Agent for Windows component has been upgraded, all backup copies of files created during file disinfection and deletion are saved on the protected virtual machine. You can manage Backup files through the local interface of the application.
After being launched on the virtual machine, the updated Light Agent component connects to the SVM with the new version of the Protection Server component.
If errors occur in the operation of the application after Light Agent for Windows upgrade, you can return to using the previous version of the Light Agent for Windows component. To do so, you must uninstall the new version of the Light Agent for Windows component on the virtual machine and then install the previous version of the Light Agent for Windows component.