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ESET Server Security installation steps

This is a typical GUI installation wizard. Double-click the .msi package and follow the steps to install ESET Server Security:

1.Click Next to continue or click Cancel if you want to quit the installation.

2.The installation wizard runs in a language that is specified as Home location of a Region > Location setting of your operating system (or Current location of a Region and Language > Location setting in older systems). Use the drop-down menu to select Product language in which your ESET Server Security will be installed. Selected language for ESET Server Security is independent of the language you see in the installation wizard.


3.Click Next, and the End User License Agreement will be displayed. After acknowledging your acceptance of the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy, click Next.


4.Choose one of available installation types (availability depend on your operating system):


Installs all ESET Server Security features. Also called a full installation. This is the recommended installation type available for Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2022, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, 2012 R2 Essentials, 2016 Essentials and 2019 Essentials.



Installs recommended ESET Server Security features. Available for 2008 R2 SP1 and 2011.



This installation type is intended for Windows Server Core editions. Installation steps are the same as complete installation, but only core features and the command line user interface will be installed. Although core installation is mainly for use on Windows Server Core, you can still install it on a regular Windows Servers if you prefer. ESET security product installed using core installation will not have any GUI. This means that you can only use the command line user interface when working with ESET Server Security. For more detailed information and other special parameters, see Command line installation section.


To execute Core installation via command line, use the following sample command:

msiexec /qn /i efsw_nt64.msi ADDLOCAL=_Base


Lets you choose which features of ESET Server Security will be installed on your system. A list of product modules and features will be displayed before the installation starts. It is useful when you want to customize ESET Server Security with only the components you need.


On Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, installation of Network protection component is disabled by default (Typical installation). If you want to have this component installed, choose Custom installation type.

5.You will be prompted to select the location where ESET Server Security will be installed. By default, the program installs in C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Server Security. Click Browse to change this location (not recommended).


6.Click Install to begin the installation. When the installation finishes, ESET GUI starts and the icon TRAY_ICON is displayed in the Windows notification area.