Kaspersky Security Center

Deploying a license key to client devices

April 14, 2024

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Kaspersky Security Center allows you to distribute a license key to client devices through the License key distribution task.

Before deployment, add the license key to the Administration Server repository.

To distribute a license key to client devices:

  1. In the console tree, select the Kaspersky Licenses folder.
  2. In the workspace of the list of license keys, click the Automatically distribute license key to managed devices button.

    The Application Activation task creation wizard starts. Proceed through the wizard by using the Next button.

  3. In the list of applications, select the application for which you want to create a task.
  4. At the Add key step of the wizard, add the license key:
    1. Select the Activation code option to add an activation code from the Kaspersky Security Center repository, and then click Select.
    2. In the window that opens, select the activation code, and then click OK.

  5. Check the license key information, and then click Next.
  6. At this step of the wizard, select the devices to which you want to assign the add key task. You can specify devices in one of the following ways:
    • Select networked devices detected by Administration Server. In this case, the task is assigned to specific devices. The specific devices can include devices in administration groups as well as unassigned devices.
    • Specify device addresses manually or import addresses from a list. You can specify NetBIOS names, DNS names, IP addresses, and IP subnets of devices to which you want to assign the task.
    • Assign task to a device selection. In this case, the task is assigned to devices included in a selection created earlier. You can specify the predefined selection or a custom one that you created.
    • Assign task to an administration group. In this case, the task is assigned to devices included in the administration group created earlier.
  7. At the Configure task schedule step of the wizard, create a schedule for task start:
    • Scheduled start:
      • Once
      • Manually
      • When new updates are downloaded to the repository
      • 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)
  8. At the Define the task name step of the wizard, specify the name for the task. A task name cannot be more than 100 characters long and cannot include any special characters ("*<>?\:|).
  9. On the Finish task creation step of the wizard, click the Finish button to close the wizard.

    If you want the task to start as soon as the wizard finishes, select the Run the task after the wizard finishes check box.

Tasks created through the Application Activation task creation wizard are tasks for specific devices stored in the Tasks folder of the console tree.

You can also create a group or local license key distribution task through the task creation wizard for an administration group and for a client device.

See also

Licensing of managed applications

Viewing information about license keys in use

Adding a license key to the Administration Server repository

Adding an Administration Server license key

Deleting an Administration Server license key

Automatic distribution of a license key

Creating and viewing a license key usage report

Viewing information about the application license keys

Main installation scenario

Scenario: Configuring network protection

Licenses and features of Kaspersky Security Center 14.2

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