Agent deployment using GPO and SCCM

Apart from local deployment or remote deployment, you can also use management tools such as Group Policy Object (GPO), Software Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Symantec Altiris or Puppet.

Follow the steps below to deploy the ESET Management Agent to clients using GPO or SCCM:

Navigate to Installers > Create Installer > GPO or SCCM script.

You can customize the ESET Management Agent installation package:

Enter the Name and Description (optional) of the installation package

Parent group (optional) - you can either select existing Static group or create new one. Click Select to choose Parent Static group for the client machine on which you'll use the installer. If you want to create new Parent Static group, click New Static group button and use the wizard. Newly created group will be automatically selected.

Initial installer configuration - you can choose from the two configuration types:

oDo not configure - only the policies that are merged to a Parent Static group will be applied.

oSelect configuration from the list of policies - use this option if you want to apply configuration policy to ESET Management Agent. Click Select under Agent configuration (optional) and choose from the list of available policies. If none of the predefined policies are suitable, you can create a new policy or customize the existing ones.

Select Finish and download the Configuration script and Agent.

If you want to set ESET Management Agent connection to Proxy to enable forwarding of communication between ESET Management Agent and ECA Server, specify the following parameters in install_config.ini file:

P_USE_PROXY=1

P_PROXY_HTTP_HOSTNAME=

P_PROXY_HTTP_PORT=

P_PROXY_HTTP_USERNAME=

P_PROXY_HTTP_PASSWORD=

Click the appropriate link below to view step-by-step instructions for two popular ESET Management Agent deployment methods:

1.Deployment of ESET Management Agent using Group Policy Object (GPO)

2.Deployment of ESET Management Agent using Software Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)