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Documentation for admins

This page describes the features and details of AdGuard’s central management of policies and preferences.

1. Download the MSI

Download the AdGuard MSI x86

Download the AdGuard MSI x64

2. Configure the settings for your network

On machines that are joined to an Active Directory domain, policy settings may also be stored in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the following path: Software\Policies\AdGuard\.

The only supported policy is LicenseKey. If this policy is set, AdGuard will prefer it over what user can enter in the interface. This license key will be used for checking license status.

3. Make sure that AdGuard servers are available

AdGuard connects to two hosts: api.adguard.org and filters.adtidy.org. Make sure that both servers are available.

4. Push the MSI out to your network

If you usually use SMS or other tools, use them to push out the AdGuard MSI just as you would normally do with any other installation bundle.

Otherwise, you can run the MSI on the target machine directly (and silently) with this command: Msiexec /q /i AdGuard.msi

If you need to roll out an update, use this command: Msiexec /q /i AdGuard.msi REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=vomus


You must run these commands with admin privileges.

If you want to install AdGuard on a Windows 7 computer, make sure that it has .NET 4 Client Profile installed: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24872


If you have installed AdGuard for Windows from an MSI file, AdGuard will not be updated automatically. To allow manual updates:

  • In versions released after v7.16, delete the ForbidCheckUpdates parameter or set its value to NO (case-insensitive) in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adguard.

  • In v7.16 and earlier versions, set to YES (case-insensitive) the AllowCheckUpdates parameter for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adguard key on x86 OS or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adguard key on x64 OS. Any other value or no value for this parameter will disable automatic updates.

Please note that such installation of the application and manual updates are not recommended and can cause technical problems.

5. Testen Sie Ihre Installation

On a target machine, launch AdGuard. Open the license screen to check that it uses the one you've set. You might need to click "Refresh status" to make AdGuard validate the license key.