Kaspersky Security Center

Working with the management plug-ins

14 April 2024

ID 269226

Kaspersky applications are managed through the Administration Console by using the management plug-ins. Each Kaspersky application that can be managed through Kaspersky Security Center includes a management plug-in. Using the application management plug-in, you can perform the following actions in the Administration Console:

  • Create and edit application policies and settings, as well as the settings of application tasks.
  • Obtain information about application tasks, application events, and application operation statistics received from client devices.

To check the list of installed plug-ins and its versions:

  1. In the Administration Console tree, right-click Administration Server <Server_name>, and select Properties.
  2. Click AdvancedDetails of application management plug-ins installed.

The list of installed management plug-ins and their versions appears in the right pane.

You can install the plug-ins for managed applications when you run the Administration Server quick start wizard during the Kaspersky Security Center initial setup. Also, you can install the management plug-ins manually.

To install a management plug-in manually:

  1. Download the management plug-in for the Kaspersky application and the version required (for example, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows 12.3) from Kaspersky Technical Support webpage.
  2. If the Administration Console is running, close it.
  3. Unzip the downloaded plug-in file and run the klcfginst.msi or klcfginst.exe file. Follow the installation wizard's instructions.
  4. When the installation is complete, run the Administration Console and make sure the plug-in is presented in the list of installed plug-ins, as described in the previous procedure.

To remove a management plug-in:

  1. If the Administration Console is running, close it.
  2. Open Windows Registry editor.
  3. Find the following key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\KasperskyLab\Components\28\Plugins for 32-bit system.
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\KasperskyLab\Components\28\Plugins for 64-bit system.

    The key contains installed management plug-ins. For each plug-in, the DisplayName value contains the plug-in name, and the UninstallString value contains the command to uninstall the plug-in.

  4. Find the key for the plug-in you want to uninstall, and copy its UninstallString value to the clipboard.
  5. Paste the value into the command string and run it with system administrator rights.

The management plug-in version must not be earlier than the Kaspersky managed application version. If you update the Kaspersky application on the devices, you must install the management plug-in of the same version.

When you open the policy that was created in an earlier version of plug-in, you will be asked to accept the Kaspersky Security Network Statement.

When you uninstall Kaspersky Security Center Web Console, all management plug-ins are also uninstalled.

If you open and save the policy in the plug-in version that is later than the version of the managed application, the policy will be updated, and you will not be able to open it in the plug-in of the earlier version.

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