When using Kaspersky Security Center you may set a policy in:
- Managed Computers
- Policies tab
- Advanced Settings
- Enable Password Protection
The problem is the damn thing requires you to enter the old password before you can change to a different password. This makes no sense and after trying to get around it for more than an hour I called Kaspersky support and was told that this is intentional and that the only way to get around it was to build a new policy from scratch… ya, not going to happen. I told the agent this was unacceptable and that I needed this advanced. The prospect of dumping all those settings which have taken years to configure just the way I like them made me nut.
For other reasons I ended up contacting Kaspersky support again and I thought I should ask again and I got a much better answer. The solution is to:
- launch a Kaspersky End Point Security 8 CLIENT (i.e. NOT the server unless you are working on Server policy),
- Click Settings,
- Click Advanced Settings
- Click SAVE. This will save the currently applied configuration.
- Go to your Kaspersky Security Center SERVER
- Click Managed Computers
- Click the Policies Tab
- right click on the white space in the center frame and choose NEW – PO)LICY
- Run through the wizard as is obvious but on the third screen in select the .CFG file you just exported from your client station
- Near the end of the wizard is an option to set the password… so do that and bingo you are free
Wasn’t that easy!