Upgrade Agent

You can use the Upgrade Agent task to upgrade ESET Management Agent to the latest version.

To create the task, click Tasks > New > add_new_defaultClient Task or click the desired client device in Computers and select New Task.

To prevent installation failure, ECA performs the following checks before installing or upgrading ESET products:

if the repository is accessible

if there is enough (1 GB) free space on the client machine (not available for Linux)


In the Basic section, enter basic information about the task, such as a Name and Description (optional). Click Select tags to assign tags.
In the Task drop-down menu, select the task type you want to create and configure. If you have selected a specific task type before creating a new task, Task is pre-selected based on your previous choice. Task (see the list of all Tasks) defines the settings and the behavior for the task.


Select the check box I accept the terms of the application End User License Agreement and acknowledge the Privacy Policy.

Select the check box next to Automatically reboot when needed to force an automatic reboot of the client computer after installation. Alternatively, you can leave this option deselected and manually restart the client computer(s).



ESET Management Agent from version – Windows: 7.2.1266.0, Linux: 7.2.2233.0, macOS: 7.2.3261.0 – and later, supports auto-upgrade functionality.

ESET Management Agent auto-upgrade is triggered two weeks after the newer version of ESET Management Agent is released into the repository if the upgrade was not initiated by the Administrator. The auto-upgrade is designed to assure that the upgrade process is phased and distributed during a longer period to prevent an increased impact on the network and managed workstations.


Review the summary of configured settings and click Finish. The Client Task is now created and a pop-up window will open. We recommend that you click Create Trigger to specify when this Client Task should be executed and on what Targets. If you click Close, you can create a Trigger later: click the Client Task instance and select Run on from the drop-down menu.


In Tasks you can see the progress indicator bar, status icon, and details for each created task.