Access setup

In order to provide maximum security for your system, it is essential that ESET Endpoint Security is correctly configured. Any unqualified change may result in a loss of important data. To avoid unauthorized modifications, the setup parameters of ESET Endpoint Security can be password protected.

Managed environments

The administrator can create a policy to password protect the settings for ESET Endpoint Security on connected client computers. To create a new policy see Password protected settings.


Configuration settings for password protection are located in Advanced setup (F5) under User interface > Access setup.


Password protect settings – Indicate password settings. Click to open the Password setup window.

To set or change a password to protect setup parameters, click Set.

Require full administrator rights for limited administrator accounts – Leave this option active to prompt the current user (if he or she does not have administrator rights) to enter the administrator username and password when modifying certain system parameters (similar to the UAC in Windows Vista). The modifications include disabling protection modules or turning off the firewall.

For Windows XP only:

Require administrator rights (system without UAC support) – Enable this option to have ESET Endpoint Security prompt for administrator credentials.