Kaspersky Security Center

Managing tasks

13 May 2024

ID 3772

Kaspersky Security Center manages applications installed on devices, by creating and running various tasks. Tasks are required for installing, launching, and stopping applications, scanning files, updating databases and software modules, and performing other actions on applications.

Tasks are subdivided into the following types:

  • Group tasks. Tasks that are performed on the devices of the selected administration group.
  • Administration Server tasks. Tasks that are performed on the Administration Server.
  • Tasks for specific devices. Tasks that are performed on selected devices, regardless of whether they are included in any administration groups.
  • Local tasks. Tasks that are performed on a specific device.

An application task can only be created if the management plug-in for that application is installed on the administrator's workstation.

You can compile a list of devices for which a task will be created by in one of the following ways:

  • By selecting networked devices discovered by Administration Server.
  • By specifying a list of devices manually. You can use an IP address (or IP range), NetBIOS name, or DNS name as the device address.
  • Import a list of devices from a .txt file containing the addresses of devices to be added (each address must be placed in an individual line).

    If you import a list of devices from a file or create one manually, and devices are identified by their names, the list can only contain devices for which information has already been entered into the Administration Server database when those devices were connected or during device discovery.

For each application, you can create any number of group tasks, tasks for specific devices, or local tasks.

The exchange of task information between an application installed on a device and the Kaspersky Security Center database is carried out when Network Agent is connected to Administration Server.

You can make changes to the settings of tasks, view the progress of tasks, and copy, export, import, and delete tasks.

Tasks are started on a device only if the application for which the task was created is running. When the application is not running, all running tasks are canceled.

Results of completed tasks are saved in the event logs of Microsoft Windows and Kaspersky Security Center, both centrally on the Administration Server and locally on each device.

Do not include private data in task settings. For example, avoid specifying the domain administrator password.

Details of managing tasks for applications with multitenancy support

A group task for an application with multitenancy support is applied to the application depending on the hierarchy of Administration Servers and client devices. The virtual Administration Server from which the task is created must be in the same or a lower-level administration group than the client device on which the application is installed.

In events that correspond to task execution results, a service provider administrator is shown the information about the device on which the task executed. By contrast, a tenant administration is shown Multi-tenant node.

In this section

Creating a task

Creating the Administration Server task

Creating a task for specific devices

Creating a local task

Displaying an inherited group task in the workspace of a nested group

Automatically turning on devices before starting a task

Automatically turning off a device after a task is completed

Limiting task run time

Exporting a task

Importing a task

Converting tasks

Starting and stopping a task manually

Pausing and resuming a task manually

Monitoring task execution

Viewing task run results stored on the Administration Server

Configuring filtering of information about task run results

Modifying a task. Rolling back changes

Comparing tasks

Accounts to start tasks

Change tasks password wizard

See also:

About multi-tenant applications

Scenario: Configuring network protection

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