Software Install

The Software Install task is used to install or upgrade software on your client computers. It is primarily intended to install ESET products, but you can use it to install any software you like.

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

if the repository is accessible

if there is a pending restart on a client machine (for Windows systems only)

if there is enough free space on the client machine


Enter basic information about the task, such as the Name and optional Description. Task Category and Task Type are pre-selected based on your previous choice. The Task Type (see the list of all Tasks) defines the settings and the behavior for the task.


Click <Choose ESET License> and select the appropriate license for the installed product from the list of available licenses. This will only work for products installed from the repository, not products installed from a custom URL.

Click <Choose package> to select an installer package from the repository or specify a package URL. A list of available packages where you can select the ESET product you want to install (for example, ESET Endpoint Security) will be displayed. Select your desired installer package and click OK. If you want to specify a URL where the installation package is located, type or copy and paste the URL (for example file://\\pc22\install\ees_nt64_ENU.msi) into the text field (do not use a URL that requires authentication).

http://server_address/ees_nt64_ENU.msi - If you are installing from a public web server or from your own HTTP server.

file://\\pc22\install\ees_nt64_ENU.msi - If you are installing from network path.

file://C:\installs\ees_nt64_ENU.msi - If you are installing from local path.


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

If you need to, you can specify Installation parameters, otherwise leave this field empty.

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 the client computer can be restarted manually.



When installing ESET Endpoint Antivirus or ESET Endpoint Security version 6.5 and later with the install parameter CFG_LIVEGRID_ENABLED, the behavior of the product after the install will be following:




ESET LiveGrid® reputation system (recommended)



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Installation of third-party software

You can use the Software Install task to install non-ESET (third party) software.

Operating system

Supported installation file types

Support for installation parameters



The Software Install task always performs silent installation of the .msi packages.

You cannot specify msiexec parameters. You can specify only parameters used by the installation package itself (unique for each software installation package).


.pkg, .dmg (containing .pkg file)


Installation parameters are not supported.


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. To create a trigger afterward, select the client task instance and select Run on from the drop-down menu.