Windows

The following table displays supported operating systems for each ESET Remote Administrator component. It is also possible to install ERA Server, ERA Proxy and MDM on a client operating system  (*Microsoft Windows 7, 8 , 8.1) for evaluation purposes only.

Operating System

Server

Agent

Proxy

RD Sensor

MDM

Windows XP x86 SP3

 

X

 

X

 

Windows XP x64 SP2

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Vista x86 SP2

 

X

 

X

 

Windows Vista x64 SP2

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 7 x86 SP1

*

X

*

X

*

Windows 7 x64 SP1

*

X

*

X

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 8 x86

*

X

*

X

*

Windows 8 x64

*

X

*

X

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 8.1 x86

*

X

*

X

*

Windows 8.1 x64

*

X

*

X

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows HomeServer 2003 SP2

 

X

 

X

 

Windows HomeServer 2011 x64

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2003 x86 SP2

X

X

X

X

 

Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2

X

X

X

X

 

Windows Server 2003 x86 R2 SP2

X

X

X

X

 

Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 SP2

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 SP1

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 CORE

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 x86

 

X

 

X

 

Windows Server 2008 x86 SP2

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 x64

 

X

 

X

 

Windows Server 2008 x64 SP2

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2012 x64

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2012 x64 CORE

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2012 x64 R2

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2012 x64 R2 CORE

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft SBS 2003 x86 SP2 **

X

X

X

X

X

Microsoft SBS 2003 x86 R2 **

X

X

X

X

X

Microsoft SBS 2008 x64

 

X

 

X

 

Microsoft SBS 2008 x64 SP2 **

X

X

X

X

X

Microsoft SBS 2011 x64 Standard

X

X

X

X

X

Microsoft SBS 2011 x64 Essential

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

* ERA components running on client operating systems (for evaluation purpose only).

** Microsoft SQL Server Express included with Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) is not supported by ESET Remote Administrator. If you want to run your ERA database on SBS, you must use a newer version of Microsoft SQL Server. For more details and instructions see Installation on Windows SBS / Essentials.

On older systems, for example Windows Server 2003, protocol encryption might not be fully supported on the operating system side. Therefore, TLSv1.0 will be used instead of TLSv1.2, (TLSv1.0 is considered to be less secure than more recent versions). This situation can also occur when the operating system supports TLSv1.2 but the client does not. In this case, communication takes place using TLS1.0. If you require more secure communication, we suggest that you use newer operating systems and clients (Windows Server 2008 R2 and later for servers and Windows Vista and later for clients).

validation-status-icon-infoNOTE: It is possible to install VMware Player on a desktop Operating System and deploy Virtual appliance. This lets you run ESET Remote Administrator on a non-server OS without the need for ESXi.