Command Line Options

For remote installations, parameters are selected during the process of configuring installation packages – selected parameters are then applied automatically on target clients.

The additional parameters for ESET Endpoint Security and ESET Endpoint Antivirus can be also typed after the name of the .msi installation package (e.g., eea_nt64_ENU.msi /qn) in case of executing the remote installation via command line interface of the hosting operating system:

/qn - Quiet installation mode – no dialog windows are displayed.

/qb! - No user intervention is possible, but the installation process is indicated by a progress bar in %.

REBOOT =”ReallySuppress” Suppresses restart after installation of the program.

REBOOT =”Force” Automatically reboots after installation.

REMOVE=... – Disables the installation of a selected component. Command parameters for each component are listed below:

 Emon – Email client protection

 Antispam – Antispam protection

 Dmon – Document protection

 ProtocolScan – Protocol filtering

 Firewall – Personal Firewall

 eHttpServer – Update mirror server

 eDevmon – Device control

 MSNap – Microsoft NAP

 eParental – Web control

REBOOTPROMPT =”” After installation, a dialog window prompting the user to confirm rebooting is displayed (can’t be used along with /qn).

ADMINCFG =”path_to_xml_file” During installation, parameters defined in the specified.xml files are applied to ESET security products. This parameter is not required for remote installation. Installation packages contain their own .xml configuration which is applied automatically.

PASSWORD=”password” Add this parameter if ESET client product settings are password protected.

/SILENTMODE Quiet installation mode – no dialog windows are displayed.

/FORCEOLD Will install an older version over an installed newer version.

/CFG =”path_to_xml_file” During installation, parameters defined in the specified .xml files are applied to ESET client solutions. The parameter is not required for remote installation. Installation packages contain their own .xml configuration which is applied automatically.

/REBOOT Automatically reboots after installation.

/SHOWRESTART After the installation, a dialog window prompting the user to confirm that they want to restart is displayed. This parameter can only be used if combined with the SILENTMODE parameter.

/INSTMFC Installs MFC libraries for the Microsoft Windows 9x operating system that are required for ERA to function correctly. This parameter can always be used, even if the MFC libraries are available.

NOTE: If UAC is enabled on your client solutions, the default UAC security settings on Windows Vista/7/2008 will require user confirmation before executing any program. Trying to remotely install client solutions and using any of the parameters above may require user interaction. To avoid user interaction, run the installation using the following command: C:\Windows\System32\msiExec.exe -i path_to_the_msi_file /qb! ADMINCFG="path_tp_the_xml_file" REBOOT="ReallySupress"  where C:\Windows\System32\msiExec.exe -i is the executable of the windows installer component and the install parameter and path_to_the_msi_file /qb! ADMINCFG="path_tp_the_xml_file" REBOOT="ReallySupress" is the path to the installation file and the settings file of the security product followed by the user interaction suppress parameter.

Under Create/Select installation package contents (2), the administrator can create a standalone install package with a predefined configuration from an existing install package (click Save As). Such installation packages can be run manually on the client workstation where the program is to be installed. The user only needs to run the package and the product will install without connecting back to ERAS during the installation.

NOTE: Adding a configuration to the .msi installation file means that the digital signature of this file will no longer be valid.

Important: On Microsoft Windows Vista and later we strongly recommend that you perform a silent remote installation (the /qn, /qb parameter). Otherwise interaction with a user might cause the remote installation to fail due to timeout.