Installing an application remotely

15 July 2024

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This article contains information on how to install an application remotely on devices in an administration group, devices with specific addresses, or a selection of devices.

To install an application on specific devices:

  1. In the main menu, go to Assets (Devices)Tasks.
  2. Click Add.

    The New task wizard starts.

  3. In the Task type field, select Install application remotely.
  4. Select one of the following options:
    • Assign task to an administration group
    • Specify device addresses manually or import addresses from a list
    • Assign task to a device selection

    The Install application remotely task is created for the specified devices. If you selected the Assign task to an administration group option, the task is a group one.

  5. At the Task scope step, specify an administration group, devices with specific addresses, or a device selection.

    The available settings depend on the option selected at the previous step.

  6. At the Installation packages step, specify the following settings:
    • Select how you want to install the selected application:
    • In the Select installation package field, select the installation package of an application that you want to install.
    • In the Force installation package download settings group, specify how files that are required for the application installation are distributed to client devices:
      • Using Network Agent
      • Using operating system resources through distribution points
    • In the Maximum number of concurrent downloads field, specify the maximum allowed number of client devices to which Administration Server can simultaneously transmit the files.
    • In the Maximum number of installation attempts field, specify the maximum allowed number of installer runs.

      If the number of attempts specified in the parameter is exceeded, Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console does not start the installer on the device anymore. To restart the Install application remotely task, increase the value of the Maximum number of installation attempts parameter, and then restart the task. Alternatively, you can create a new Install application remotely task.

    • If you migrate from one Kaspersky application to another and your current application is password-protected, enter the password in the Password to uninstall the current Kaspersky application field. Note that during the migration, your current Kaspersky application will be uninstalled.

      The Password to uninstall the current Kaspersky application field is only available if you have selected the Using Network Agent option in the Force installation package download settings group.

      You can use the uninstall password only for the Kaspersky Security for Windows Server to Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows migration scenario when installing Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows by using the Install application remotely task. Using the uninstall password when installing other applications may cause installation errors.

      To complete the migration scenario successfully, make sure that the following prerequisites are met:

      • You are using Kaspersky Security Center Network Agent 14.2 for Windows or later.
      • You are installing the application on devices running Windows.
    • Define the additional options:
      • Do not re-install application if it is already installed
      • Verify operating system type before downloading
      • Prompt users to close running applications
    • Select on which devices you want to install the application:
      • Install on all devices
      • Install only on devices managed through this Administration Server
    • Specify whether devices must be moved to an administration group after installation:

      The Do not move devices option is selected by default. For security reasons, you might want to move the devices manually.

  7. At this step of the wizard, specify whether the devices must be restarted during installation of applications:
    • Do not restart the device
    • Restart the device
    • Prompt user for action
      • Repeat prompt every (min)
      • Restart after (min)
    • Force closure of applications in blocked sessions
  8. If necessary, at the Select accounts to access devices step, add the accounts that will be used to start the Install application remotely task:
    • No account required (Network Agent installed)
    • Account required (Network Agent is not used)
  9. At the Finish task creation step, click the Finish button to create the task and close the wizard.

    If you enabled the Open task details when creation is complete option, the task settings window opens. In this window, you can check the task parameters, modify them, or configure a task start schedule, if necessary.

  10. In the task list, select the task you created, and then click Start.

    Alternatively, wait for the task to launch according to the schedule that you specified in the task settings.

When the remote installation task is completed, the selected application is installed on the specified devices.

See also:

Protection deployment wizard

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