Chapter 2: Creating Anti-virus Network

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Quick start to an anti-virus network deployment:

1.Make a plan of the anti-virus network structure, include all protected computers and mobile devices.

Select a computer to perform the functions of Dr.Web Server. The anti-virus network can incorporate several Dr.Web Servers. The features of such configuration are described in Administrator Manual, p. Peculiarities of a Network with Several Dr.Web Servers.

Dr.Web Server can be installed on any computer, not only on a computer functioning as a LAN server. General system requirements to this computer are described in p. System Requirements.


On all protected stations including LAN servers, the same Dr.Web Agent version is installed. Difference is in the installing anti-virus components list which is defined be the settings on the Server.

To install the Dr.Web Server and Dr.Web Agent, one-time access (physical or via tools of remote control and program launch) to the correspondent computers is required. All further steps will be taken from the anti-virus network administrator’s workplace (which can also be outside the local network) and will not require access to Dr.Web Servers and workstations.

2.According to the constructed plan, define what products for what operating systems should be installed on corresponding network nodes. Detailed information on the supported products is given in the Distribution Kit section.

All required products can be obtained as a box solution or downloaded at the official website of Doctor Web at

Dr.Web Agents for stations under Android OS, Linux OS, OS X can be also installed from the standalone packages and in the sequel get connected to the centralized Dr.Web Server. Description of corresponding Agent settings is goven in the Installation manual, p. Installing Dr.Web Agent via the Personal Installation Package.

3.Install Dr.Web Server general distribution kit on selected computer or computers. Installation description is given in Installation Manual, p. Installing Dr.Web Server.

Dr.Web Security Control Center is installed with the Server.

By default, Dr.Web Server automatically starts after installation and every time after restarting the operating system.

4.If anti-virus network will include protected stations under Android OS, Linux OS, OS X, install Dr.Web Server extra distribution kit on all computers with Dr.Web Server general distribution kit installed.

5.Install and configure the Proxy Server, if necessary. Description is given in Installation Manual, p. Installing Proxy Server.

6.To configure the Server and anti-virus software on stations, connect to the Server via Dr.Web Security Control Center.

Dr.Web Security Control Center can be opened on any computer, not just on the one with Dr.Web Server installed. It is enough to have a network connection with a computer on which the Server is installed.

Control Center is available at the following address:



where <Server_Address> is the IP address or domain name for the computer on which Dr.Web Server is installed.

In the authorisation request dialogue window, specify the administrator's login and password.

Administrator default name is admin.


for Windows OS—password that was set during the Server installation.

for UNIX system-based OS—root.

For the Server under UNIX system-based OS, change the default administrator's password at first connect to the Server.

On successful connect to the Server, the main window of the Control Center will be opened (detailed description see in the Administrator Manual, in p. Dr.Web Security Control Center).

7.Perform the initial configuration of the Server (detailed description of the Server settings is given in the Administrator Manual, in p. Chapter 8: Configuring Dr.Web Server):

a.In the License Manager section, add one or several license keys and propagate them on corresponding groups, particularly on the Everyone group. The step is obligatory if the license key was not set during the Server installation.

b.In the General repository configuration section, set the components of anti-virus network to update from Dr.Web GUS. In the Repository state section, update products in the Server repository. Update might take a long time to complete. Wait for the end of the update process before continuing the further configuring.

c.The Administrating → Dr.Web Server page contain the information on the Server version. If a new version is available, update the Server as described in the Administrator manual, in p. Updating Dr.Web Server and Restoring from the Backup.

d.If necessary, set up the Network connections to change default network settings used for interaction of all anti-virus network components.

e.If necessary, set up the list of the Servers administrators. The external administrators authentication is also available. For more details see the Administrator Manual, in Chapter 5: Anti-Virus Network Administrators.

f.Before using the anti-virus software, it is recommended to change the settings of the backup folder for the Server critical data (see Administrator Manual, p. Setting Dr.Web Server Schedule). It is recommended to keep the backup folder on another local disk to reduce the risk of losing the Server software files and backup copies at the same time.

8.Specify settings and configuration of anti-virus software for workstations (detailed description of groups and stations setup is given in the Administrator Manual, in Chapter 6 and Chapter 7):

a.If necessary, create user groups of stations.

b.Configure settings of the Everyone group and created user groups. Particularly, configure installing components section.

9.Install Dr.Web Agent software on workstations.

In the Installation Files section, look through the list of supported files for the Agent installation. Select suitable for you installation option based on stations operating system, remote installation ability, option to specify the Server settings during the Agent installation, etc. For example:

If users install the anti-virus independently, use personal installation packages which are created vie the Control Center separately for each station. This type of packages also can be sent to users by email directly from the Control Center. Connection of stations to the Server perform automatically after the installation.

For the remote installation via the network on a station or on several stations simultaneously (for stations under Windows OS only), use the network installer. The installation is performed via the Control Center my the means of the browser extension.

Also you can perform the remote installation via the network on a station or on several stations simultaneously via the Active Directory service. For this, use the Dr.Web Agent installer for networks with Active Directory, which is supported together with Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite distribution kit but separately from the Server installer.

If you need to reduce the load on a communication channel between the Server and stations during the installation, you can use the full installer that perform the installation of the Agent and protection components at a time.

Installation on stations under Android OS, Linux OS, OS X can be performed locally by the general rules. Also, already installed standalone product can be connected to the Server according to the corresponding configuration.

10.Agents establish a connection with the Server immediately after the installation. Anti-virus workstations are authorised at the Server according to the set policy (see Administrator Manual, p. New Stations Approval Policy):

a.For installation from installation packages and also for automatic approval on the Server, workstations automatically get registration at first connect to the Server, and additional approval is not required.

b.For installation from installer and manual access approval, new workstations should be approved by an administrator manually to be registered at the Server. At this, new workstations are not connected automatically, but placed by the Server into the newbies group.

11.After connecting to the Server and receiving settings, corresponding set of anti-virus components specified in the primary group settings are installed on the station.

To finish the installation of workstation components, computer restart required.

12.Configuring stations and anti-virus software is also available after the installation (detailed description is given in the Administrator Manual, in Chapter 7).