How to install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition via Active Directory group policies

 

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition

 
 
 

How to install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition via Active Directory group policies

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2012 Jan 23 ID: 4469
 
 
 
 

You can use a new or an existing Active Directory group policy to install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition on a number of servers at once.

Requirements for the servers on which you are going to install Anti-Virus via a group policy:

  • all servers should be in the same domain and in the same organizational unit;
  • all servers should use the same operating system architecture (32-bit or 64-bit);

You should have administrator privileges on the domain controller from which you are going to install Anti-Virus.

Before installing:

1. Check DNS server settings.

Use the command ping to check connection from each server to the domain controller, and from the domain controller to each server.

2. According to architecture of installed MS Windows, save the corresponding Anti-Virus installation package .msi file (\server\kavws.msi) and/or the Administration Tools package .msi file (\client\kavwstools.msi) into the shared folder on the domain controller from which you are going to install Anti-Virus on file servers. You can save the .msi file(s) in the default shared folder on the domain controller or create a new one.

AD group polices allow installing Anti-Virus and Administration Tools with default settings only.

Installation:

  1. Open the console Active Directory – Users and Computers.
  2. In the console tree, right-click the organizational unit containing the computers you are going to install Anti-Virus to and choose Properties.
  3. On the tab Group Policy click the button New to create a new policy. Enter the name of the newly created policy.
  4. Right-click the newly created policy and choose Edit (open Group Policy Object Editor).
  5. Expand the node Computer Configuration > Software Installation.
  6. Right-click the Software Installation node and choose New > Package.
  7. In the dialog box Open, specify the path to the saved Anti-Virus or Administration Tools installation package .msi file in the UNC format, and click Open.
  8. In the dialog box Deploy Software, click the button Assigned, and then click OK. The package name will be displayed in the results pane in the box Group Policy.
  9. Expand the node Computer Configuration > Administrative templates > Windows components.
  10. Select Windows installer in the console tree.
  11. In the results pane double-click the option Always install with elevated privileges and choose Enabled (this option should be enabled for the group users as well (node User Configuration)).
  12. Click the button Apply and then OK.
  13. Click OK in the Group Policy box.
  14. Close the console Active Directory – Users and Computers.
  15. Apply the changes by the following command:
    • gpupdate/force – for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008;

Anti-Virus will be installed on the computers in the group after a reboot before Microsoft Windows logon prompt appears.

 
 
 
 
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