How to create a deployment package for Kaspersky using the Administration Kit version 6.0.1710


Download the Anti-Virus software from Kaspersky that you wish to deploy. In my instance it is Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition.

Double click the executable and click ‘Next’ at the Welcome screen

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Select a location or accept a default where the setup files will be extracted to.

The executable files are saved locally but the deployment package process configures and uploads a copy to the Administration server as part of the package creation.

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The files are extracted and when complete you may be prompted with a ‘Setup’ window. This can be cancelled as we just require the extracted files.

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Open Kaspersky Administration Kit. Locate ‘Remote Install’, right click and select ‘New’ and ‘Installation Package’

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Click ‘Next’ at the Welcome wizard and select a name for your new package and click ‘Next’.

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Select ’Make Kaspersky Lab’s application package’ and click on the ‘Browse’ button

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Locate the kavws.kpd file whose location varies by product. Depending on the product and version there may be 2 directories containing the kavws.kpd file especially where it contains an x86 and x64 version.

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When the file has been selected click ‘Next’

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Select the license key and click ‘Next’

At the ‘Loading Installer Package’ select ‘Next’

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When the package has been uploaded click ‘Finish’

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Right click your newly created package in Administration Kit and select ‘Properties’

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Here you can set the settings for the deployed application and determine what components are deployed and whether or not to force an OS reboot after installation.

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