Creating a stand-alone installation packages for Network Agent
Oct 23, 2023
You and device users in your organization can use stand-alone installation packages to install Network Agent on devices locally. Stand-alone installation packages can be created for devices running Windows, Linux, or macOS.
In Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console, you can create stand-alone installation packages only for Network Agent.
A stand-alone installation package is an executable file that can be sent by email, or transferred to a client device by another method. The received file can be run locally on the client device to install Network Agent without involving Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console.
For Network Agent for Linux and Network Agent for macOS, the stand-alone installation package is a script file with the .sh extension. When you run this file, the script unpacks the attached archive, which contains the installation package and its settings, and then starts the installation.
For authentication reasons, each stand-alone installation package is signed by using a certificate. The certificate is reissued from time to time. After each procedure of certificate reissue, Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console automatically updates the signatures of all created stand-alone installation packages. For downloaded stand-alone installation packages, an automatic signature update cannot be performed. Therefore, the certificate expires and a certificate error might occur while you install an application from a stand-alone installation package. In this case, download the stand-alone installation package again.
To create a stand-alone installation package:
- Do one of the following:
- In the main menu, go to Discovery & deployment → Deployment & assignment → Installation packages.
- In the main menu, go to Operations → Repositories → Installation packages.
A list of installation packages is displayed. If the Network Agent installation package is not in the list, create this installation package manually.
- In the list of installation packages, click the name of the Network Agent installation package.
The properties window of the Network Agent installation package is displayed.
- Configure settings of the Network Agent installation package, if necessary, and close the properties window of the Network Agent installation package.
- In the list of installation packages, select an installation package and, above the list, click the Deploy button.
- Select the Using a stand-alone package option.
The Stand-alone installation package creation wizard starts. Proceed through the wizard by using the Next button.
- On the first page of the wizard, make sure that the Install Network Agent together with this application option is enabled, if you want to install Network Agent together with the selected application.
By default, this option is enabled. It is recommended to enable this option if you are not sure whether Network Agent is installed on the device. If Network Agent is already installed on the device, after the stand-alone installation package with Network Agent is installed Network Agent will be updated to the newer version.
If you disable this option, Network Agent will not be installed on the device and the device will be unmanaged.
If a stand-alone installation package for the selected application already exists on Administration Server, the wizard informs you about this fact. In this case, you must select one of the following actions:
- Create stand-alone installation package. Select this option, for example, if you want to create a stand-alone installation package for a new application version and also want to retain a stand-alone installation package that you created for a previous application version. The new stand-alone installation package is placed in another folder.
- Use existing stand-alone installation package. Select this option if you want to use an existing stand-alone installation package. The process of package creation will not be started.
- Rebuild existing stand-alone installation package. Select this option if you want to create a stand-alone installation package for the same application again. The stand-alone installation package is placed in the same folder.
- On the Move to list of managed devices page of the wizard, by default the Do not move devices option is selected. If you do not want to move the client device to any administration group after Network Agent installation, do not change choice of option.
If you want to move client device after Network Agent installation, select the Move unassigned devices to this group option and specify an administration group to which you want to move the client device. By default, the device is moved to the Managed devices group.
- On the next page of the wizard, select the Open the list of stand-alone packages option if you want the list of stand-alone installation packages to be displayed after the wizard is finished.
- Click the Finish button.
The Stand-alone installation package creation wizard closes.
The Network Agent stand-alone installation package is created. The created stand-alone installation package is displayed in the list of stand-alone installation packages, which you can view.