What is an installation package



Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0


What is an installation package

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2012 Jan 23 ID: 2563

Applies to Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0

An installation package is a set of files used to install an application. An installation package consists of: application installation file, installation configuration file, default application configuration file, known threats database. It can additionally contain an application key file.

WarningIt is not recommended to include key files into installation packages. Use Kaspersky Administration Kit license key installation task to distribute key files on client PCs instead.

You can view the list of all created installation packages in the console tree node Repositories > Installation packages. An installation package is not consumed in the process of application installation – it can be used any number of times. You can create new packages and modify existing ones from the same console tree node.

Installation packages are created on the basis of the *.kpd file provided along with Kaspersky Lab applications. You do not have to extract application setup launcher file in order to indicate full path to the kpd file when creating an installation package. It is enough to indicate the path to a setup launcher file, e.g. kav6.0.3.837_winwksru.exe.

Physical location of installation packages is Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Administration Kit\Share\Packages folder (by default) on the Administration Server. Installation package folder name contains short name and version of the application. When you create more than one installation package for an application, their names will end with (1) … (n).

Folders of the packages created for remote installation of third-party applications will be like this: executable_package x.x.x.x.

Installation package settings have the following tabs:

  • General. It contains package name, corresponding application name and version, creation date, and size.

InformationBesides installation files, installation packages contain database files. You can update an installation package with an actualized database set (which requires to reboot the client PC after installation) from the Administration Server repository by clicking on Update databases option.

  • License (only for antivirus application packages). Reflects information about the license key contained in this installation package. Here you can add a key or change the previously added one.

  • Connection (only for Network agent package). Parameters of the Administration Server to which the Agent will connect.


  • Settings. Application-specific parameters

for Network Agent: installation folder and uninstallation password.


for antivirus applications: installation folder, Protection components to be installed, other parameters.

    • You can install an antivirus application with default (preset) configuration settings. In order to do this, indicate the path to the corresponding application configuration file (install.cfg) in the field Configuration file.

      WarningYou can only use such a configuration file when its name is install.cfg.

    • When managing an antivirus via command line, check the box Add program location to environment variable %PATH%. Then you will not have to specify full path to the executable application file in the command line.
    • Choose which protection components and tasks to install on the client PC in the section Components to be installed.


      • By default, the Anti-Spam component and local update and scan tasks will not be installed for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 MP3 for Windows Workstations / Servers. If you want to install them, check the corresponding boxes.

      • For Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 MP4 for Windows Workstations / Servers: by default, all the Protection components will be installed. Update and scan tasks are installed always, so they are not in the list.

  • Incompatible applications (only in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 MP4 for Windows Workstations / Servers) – this tab contains a list of third-party antivirus applications / firewalls which can be removed from the PC when installing Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

InformationIt is important to have installed on a PC only one antivirus application and only one firewall protecting the PC on-line. If you have more than one antivirus application or several firewalls running on a PC simultaneously, the PC might function incorrectly or not function at all.

If you are installing Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 MP3 for Windows Workstations / Servers in a network, you can remove incompatible software manually or remotely via a remote Product deinstallation task which should be run before installing Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

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