Remote installation of applications on devices with Network Agent installed

If an operable Network Agent connected to the master Administration Server (or to any of its slave Servers) is installed on a device, you can upgrade Network Agent on this device, as well as install, upgrade, or remove any supported applications through Network Agent.

You can enable this option by selecting the Using Network Agent check box in the properties of the remote installation task.

If this check box is selected, installation packages with installation settings defined by the administrator will be transferred to target devices over communication channels between Network Agent and the Administration Server.

To optimize the load on the Administration Server and minimize traffic between the Administration Server and the devices, it is useful to assign distribution points in every remote network or in every broadcasting domain (see sections About distribution points and Building a structure of administration groups and assigning distribution points). In this case, installation packages and the installer settings are distributed from the Administration Server to target devices through distribution points.

Moreover, you can use distribution points for broadcasting (multicast) delivery of installation packages, which allows reducing network traffic significantly when deploying applications.

When transferring installation packages to target devices over communication channels between Network Agents and the Administration Server, all installation packages that have been prepared for transfer will also be cached in the %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\KasperskyLab\adminkit\1093\.working\FTServer folder. When using multiple large installation packages of various types and involving a large number of distribution points, the size of this folder may increase dramatically.

Files cannot be deleted from the FTServer folder manually. When original installation packages are deleted, the corresponding data will be automatically deleted from the FTServer folder.

All data received on the distribution points side are saved to the %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\KasperskyLab\adminkit\1103\$FTClTmp folder.

Files cannot be deleted from the $FTClTmp folder manually. As tasks using data from this folder complete, the contents of this folder will be deleted automatically.

Because installation packages are distributed over communication channels between Administration Server and Network Agents from an intermediate repository in a format optimized for network transfers, no changes are allowed in installation packages stored in the original folder of each installation package. Those changes will not be automatically registered by Administration Server. If you need to modify the files of installation packages manually (although you are recommended to avoid this scenario), you must edit any of the settings of an installation package in Administration Console. Editing the settings of an installation package in Administration Console causes Administration Server to update the package image in the cache that has been prepared for transfer to target devices.

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