Kaspersky Security Center

Preparing for installation

April 14, 2024

ID 6267

Perform the following actions before launching the installation.

  • Check the hardware and software requirements

    Make sure that the hardware and software on the device meet the requirements for Administration Server and Administration Console.

  • Select and install the database management system (DBMS)

    Kaspersky Security Center stores its information in a database that is managed by a DBMS. Install the DBMS on the network before Kaspersky Security Center (learn more about how to select a DBMS). If you decide to install PostgreSQL or Postgres Pro DBMS, specify a password for the superuser. If the password is not specified, Administration Server might not be able to connect to the database.

    It is recommended that you install the Administration Server on a dedicated server instead of a domain controller. However, if you install Kaspersky Security Center on a server that acts as a read-only domain controller (RODC), Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Express) must not be installed locally (on the same device). In this case, we recommend that you install Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Express) remotely (on a different device), or that you use MySQL, MariaDB, or PostgreSQL if you need to install the DBMS locally.

    Install Administration Server, Network Agent, and Administration Console in folders where case sensitivity is disabled. Additionally, case sensitivity must be disabled for the Administration Server shared folder and the Kaspersky Security Center hidden folder (%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\KasperskyLab\adminkit).

    The server version of Network Agent is installed on the device together with Administration Server. Administration Server cannot be installed together with the regular version of Network Agent. If the server version of Network Agent is already installed on your device, remove it and start installation of Administration Server again. For details about the server version of Network Agent, refer to Changes in the system after Kaspersky Security Center installation.

  • Check accounts

    Installation of Kaspersky Security Center requires administrator rights on the device on which the installation is performed.

    Kaspersky Security Center supports managed service accounts and group managed service accounts. If these types of accounts are used in your domain, and you want to specify one of them as the account for the Administration Server service, then first install the account on the same device on which you want to install Administration Server. For details about installation of managed service accounts on a local device, refer to the official Microsoft documentation.

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