Installation from a windows command line

Prerequisites

Ensure that you have met the System Requirements needed to install the ESET Inspect Connector successfully.

To install ESET Inspect Connector for ESET Inspect Cloud, you need first deploy the ESET Managemegent Agent and install ESET Endpoint Product. For the ESET Inspect Connector installation for ESET Inspect on-premises version, you need first deploy the ESET Managemegent Agent and install ESET Endpoint Product. Otherwise, the ESET Inspect Connector will display information that ESET Endpoint Product is required, and your installation will fail if they are not installed.

For the command line installation, follow these steps:

1.Download the installer file ei_connector_nt32_ENU.msi or ei_connector_nt64_ENU.msi, depending on the system.

2.Open the command line and navigate to the downloaded file.

3.You can use the example from below with altered attributes or run with specified in the table of attributes.

You may use several attributes with the installer using the silent mode during installation. The hostname is required:

Attribute

Description

Required

Default value

APPDIR

Used to set directory under which application will be installed

-

C:\Program Files(x86)\ESET\ESET Inspect Connector\ for 32-bit OS and C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Inspect Connector\ for 64-bit

P_HOSTNAME

Used to set host, on which ESET Inspect Server is installed

yes

"localhost"

P_PORT

Used to set the number of the port on which ESET Inspect Server is listening for data from ESET Inspect Connectors

-

8093

APPDATADIR

The directory used to store logs and additional output files

-

"C:\ProgramData\ESET\Inspect Server\"

P_PATH_TO_CERT_AUTH

The absolute path to the Certificate Authority file on the target PC. Currently, URLs are not supported. Mounted remote drives like \\store03 should work. Multiple files can be separated by char ';'

-

-

P_IS_SERVER_ASSISTED

If you do not have the Certificate Authority present, set this parameter to 1 (P_IS_SERVER_ASSISTED=1) for server-assisted installation. If this parameter is used user does not need to use P_PATH_TO_CERT_AUTH

-

-


example

msiexec /i ei_connector_nt32_ENU.msi P_HOSTNAME="192.168.5.21" P_PORT="8093" P_PATH_TO_CERT_AUTH="C:\repo\Component\Products\Inspect Server\Src\test\http_server\certs\ca_store\ca.cert.der"


important

You need to activate ESET Inspect Connector with an "ESET Inspect" license. To do this, contact your ESET PROTECT Administrator or create a Product Activation task.

Assign policy

It is necessary to create a Policy to make ESET Inspect Connector communicate with ESET Inspect Server (this is not necessary for ESET Inspect Cloud):

1.In the Settings window, select the product "ESET Enterprise Inspector Agent"

2.Fill in the Server Address with the ESET Inspect Server IP address.

3.Edit the Certificate Authority by clicking Edit > Add > Open Certificate Authority. Chose the certificate that was used during ESET Inspect Server installation. Click Save.

4.Click Continue.

5.Select the Assign button and select the computer/computers you want the policy to be applied on in the Assign window. Click Finish.


note

The ESET Inspect Connector will be visible in ESET Inspect Web Console immediately after activation and correct setting of policy. In a few minutes, you should be able to view the first events sent by connectors. ESET Inspect Connector write error logs into folder:

Windows C:\ProgramData\ESET\Inspect Connector\logs

macOS /Library/Application Support/ESET/eset_eia/logs

Linux /var/log/eset/eei/

If you experience any other issues, follow the instructions on gathering debug data as detailed in Troubleshooting the installation topic.