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Creating the Download updates to the Administration Server repository task

April 8, 2024

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The Download updates to the Administration Server repository task of the Administration Server is created automatically by the Kaspersky Security Center quick start wizard. You can create only one Download updates to the Administration Server repository task. Therefore, you can create a Download updates to the Administration Server repository task only if this task was removed from the Administration Server tasks list.

This task is required to download updates from Kaspersky update servers to the repository of the Administration Server. The list of updates includes:

  • Updates to databases and software modules for Administration Server
  • Updates to databases and software modules for Kaspersky security applications
  • Updates to Kaspersky Security Center components
  • Updates to Kaspersky security applications

After the updates are downloaded, they can be propagated to the managed devices.

Before distributing updates to the managed devices, you can run the Update verification task. This allows you to make sure that Administration Server will install the downloaded updates properly and a security level will not decrease because of the updates. To verify them before distributing, configure the Run update verification option in the Download updates to the Administration Server repository task settings.

To create the Download updates to the Administration Server repository task:

  1. In the main menu, go to Devices → Tasks.
  2. Click Add.

    The New task wizard starts. Follow the steps of the wizard.

  3. For the Kaspersky Security Center application, select the Download updates to the Administration Server repository task type.
  4. Specify the name for the task that you are creating. A task name cannot be more than 100 characters long and cannot include any special characters ("*<>?\:|).
  5. If you want to modify the default task settings, enable the Open task details when creation is complete option on the Finish task creation page. If you do not enable this option, the task is created with the default settings. You can modify the default settings later, at any time.
  6. Click the Create button.

    The task is created and displayed in the list of tasks.

  7. Click the name of the created task to open the task properties window.
  8. In the task properties window, on the Application settings tab, specify the following settings:
    • Sources of updates
    • Folder for storing updates
    • Other settings:
      • Force update of secondary Administration Servers
      • Copy downloaded updates to additional folders
      • Do not force updating of devices and secondary Administration Servers unless copying is complete
    • Content of updates:
    • Download updates by using the old scheme
    • Run update verification
  9. In the task properties window, on the Schedule tab, create a schedule for task start. If necessary, specify the following settings:
    • Scheduled start:
      • Manually
      • Every N minutes
      • Every N hours
      • Every N days
      • Every N weeks
      • Daily (daylight saving time is not supported)
      • Weekly
      • By days of week
      • Monthly
      • Every month on specified days of selected weeks
      • On virus outbreak
      • On completing another task
    • Run missed tasks
    • Use automatically randomized delay for task starts
    • Use randomized delay for task starts within an interval of (min)
    • Stop the task if it runs longer than (min)
  10. Click the Save button.

The task is created and configured.

When Administration Server performs the Download updates to the Administration Server repository task, updates to databases and software modules are downloaded from the updates source and stored in the shared folder of Administration Server. If you create this task for an administration group, it will only be applied to Network Agents included in the specified administration group.

Updates are distributed to client devices and secondary Administration Servers from the shared folder of Administration Server.

See also:

Scenario: Regular updating Kaspersky databases and applications

Verifying downloaded updates

Download updates to the Administration Server repository task settings

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