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Preparing a reference device with Network Agent installed for creating an image of operating system

8 April 2024

ID 192663

You may want to create an operating system image of a reference device with Network Agent installed and then to deploy the image on the networked devices. In this case, you create an operating system image of a reference device on which the Network Agent has not yet been started. If you start the Network Agent on a reference device before creating an operating system image, Administration Server's identification of devices deployed from an operating system image of the reference device will be problematic.

To prepare the reference device for creating an image of the operating system:

  1. Make sure that the Windows operating system is installed on the reference device and install the other software that you need on that device.
  2. On the reference device, in the Windows Network Connections settings, disconnect the reference device from the network where Kaspersky Security Center is installed.
  3. On the reference device, start the local installation of Network Agent by using the setup.exe file.

    The Kaspersky Security Center Network Agent setup wizard starts. Follow the instructions of the wizard.

  4. On the Administration Server page of the wizard, specify the Administration Server IP address.

    If you do not know the exact address of the Administration Server, enter localhost. You can change the IP address later by using the klmover utility with the -address key.

  5. On the Start application page of the wizard, disable the Start application during installation option.
  6. When the Network Agent installation is complete, do not restart the device before creating an operating system image.

    If you restart the device, you will have to repeat the whole process of preparing a reference device for creation of an operating system image.

  7. On the reference device, in the command line, start the sysprep utility and execute the following command: sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown.

The reference device is ready for creating an operating system image.

See also:

Network Agent disk cloning mode

Deployment by capturing and copying the image of a device

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