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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.

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: and 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:


Starting with AdGuard v7.17 for Windows, automatic updates are enabled by default when you install the application from MSI. We recommend that you disable updates for a user so that AdGuard for Windows is updated centrally. To do this, add the ForbidCheckUpdates=Yes key, which is located at the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adguard.

In older versions of AdGuard for Windows automatic updates are disabled by default. To allow updates for a user, set the value of the AllowCheckUpdates parameter for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adguard key to YES (case insensitive).

5. Test your 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.