SOLVED: How To Remove or Change the Password In Kaspersky Security Center, Policies, Interface, Enable Password Protection

When using Kaspersky Security Center you may set a policy in:

  • Managed Computers
    • Policies tab
      • Advanced Settings
        • Interface
          • 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:

  1. launch a Kaspersky End Point Security 8 CLIENT (i.e. NOT the server unless you are working on Server policy),
  2. Click Settings,
  3. Click Advanced Settings
  4. Click SAVE.  This will save the currently applied configuration. 
  5. Go to your Kaspersky Security Center SERVER
  6. Click Managed Computers
  7. Click the Policies Tab
  8. right click on the white space in the center frame and choose NEW – PO)LICY
  9. Run through the wizard as is obvious but on the third screen in select the .CFG file you just exported from your client station
  10. 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!


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    Ali Salempanah September 23, 2017 at 12:25 am

    i’v installed kaspersky security center 10for one of the my customers and i’v set password for his console now he forgot his password .
    how can i reset the password of the console?

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews December 28, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Hi Ali;

      I do not have a direct answer to that other than to suggest that the password is most likely stored in the SQL database and Kaspersky tech support can likely help you work through that.

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    Mohammad Jaqmaqji February 25, 2016 at 9:31 am

    It was really a helpful information that saves my environment thank you very much.

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    Jack April 26, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I re-install Kapsersky security center 10 and all client computers lost connection with kaspersky security center when i scan just it show the client not install antivirus and agent, how to solve this issue anyone knows.

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews July 28, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      I would re-push the AGENT to each machine and that should force the machines to reconnect.

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    Ephrem Abebe July 9, 2014 at 5:42 am

    How could I thank you? Thank you Thank you Thank you

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    BS December 4, 2013 at 1:22 am

    It’s works thanks 🙂

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    abdullah March 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm


    Kaspersky Security Center SERVER , please help

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews March 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

      “KASPERSKY SECURITY CENTER” is a separate download from the main product and is only available to corporate licensed clients. If you are licensed, just call them and they will help you download it.

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    abdullah March 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Kaspersky Security Center SERVER

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    Elie Abou Assly October 4, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Thanks i’ve tried it and It’s Working

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