Assigning the owner of a Windows device or a Mac device

Assigning the owner of a Windows device or a Mac device allows you to quickly define and change security settings of the device. You can use various security profiles to manage devices owned by various users and groups of users.

The Default security profile is applied to a device that has no owner, for example, a server. You cannot assign a security profile configured by you to a device that lacks an owner.

You can assign the same owner to a group of devices. You can also assign ownership of an individual Windows device or Mac device.

To assign the owner of a group of devices:

  1. Open Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Management Console.
  2. Select the Devices section.

    The Devices section contains a list of devices that have been added to Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud.

  3. Select the check boxes next to the names of the devices to which you want to assign an owner.
  4. Click the Assign owner button above the list of devices.

    This displays a list of users.

  5. If necessary, click the link containing the column name to sort the list of users, or use the Search entry field to quickly switch to a user in a long list.
  6. Click the row of the user whom you want to assign as the device owner.
  7. Click the OK button in the list of users.

    This closes the list of users.

The list of devices displays the assigned owners of the Windows and Mac devices.

To assign the owner of an individual Windows device or Mac device:

  1. View the properties of a device that is running Windows or Mac and that has not been assigned an owner.

    If the device without an owner is running Windows, Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud displays the user alias of the last person who signed in on this device. You can use this information when selecting the user that you want to assign as the device owner.

  2. In the device properties window, click the Assign owner link.

    This displays a list of users.

  3. If necessary, click the link containing the column name to sort the list of users, or use the Search entry field to quickly switch to a user in a long list.
  4. Click the row of the user whom you want to assign as the device owner.
  5. Click the OK button in the list of users.

    This closes the list of users and returns you to the device properties window.

The list of devices displays the owner assigned to the Windows or Mac device.

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