Depending on the task scope, the following types of tasks are provided by Kaspersky Security Center:
- Local tasks. Created immediately on managed devices. Local tasks can be modified either by the administrator by using Administration Console tools, or by the user of a remote device (for example, through the security application interface). If a local task has been simultaneously modified by the administrator and the user of a managed device, the changes made by the administrator will take effect as they have a higher priority.
- Group tasks. Affect an administration group and all of its subgroups. Group tasks also affect (optionally) devices that have been connected to slave and virtual Administration Servers deployed in that group or any of its subgroups.
- Tasks for specific devices. Affect a limited number of devices specified during the task creation.
- Tasks for device selections. Affect devices within a specified selection. Over time, the scope of the task changes as the set of devices included in the selection change. A selection of devices can be made on the basis of device attributes, including software installed on a device, as well as on the basis of tags assigned to devices. The selection is the most flexible way of defining the scope of a task.
Tasks for selections of devices are always run upon a schedule by the Administration Server. These tasks cannot be run on devices that lack connection with the Administration Server. Tasks will not be run on the local time of a device; instead, they will be run on the local time of the Administration Server.
- Cluster (server array) tasks. Affect nodes of a selected cluster or server array.