Windows Update search modes in the Network Agent policy


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Windows Update search modes in the Network Agent policy

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Latest update: October 04, 2019 ID: 12753

This article concerns Kaspersky Security Center 10: 

  • Service Pack 3 (version 10.5.1781.0)
  • Service Pack 2 Maintenance Release 1 (version 10.4.343.0)
  • Service Pack 2 (version 10.3.407.0)

In the Network Agent policy, you can set the mode of the update search for Windows machines:

  • Active
    Administration Server with support from Network Agent initiates a request from Windows Update Agent on the client device to the update source: Windows Update Servers or WSUS. Next, Network Agent passes information received from Windows Update Agent to Administration Server.
  • Passive
    Network Agent periodically passes Administration Server information about updates retrieved at the last synchronization of Windows Update Agent with the update source. If no synchronization of Windows Update Agent with an update source is performed, information about updates on Administration Server becomes out-of-date.
  • Disabled
    Administration Server does not request any information about updates.


Information about updates received from client computers can be used while creating the report, viewing statistics, or creating the Install Windows Updates task.

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