Export ESET Installer to Folder / Logon Script

You can use a text editor or other proprietary tool to insert the line calling einstaller.exe into the logon script. Similarly, einstaller.exe can be sent as an email attachment using any email client. Regardless of the method used, make sure you are using the correct einstaller.exe file.

For einstaller.exe to launch, the currently logged in user does not necessarily have to be an administrator. The agent adopts the required administrator username/password/domain from ERAS. For more information, see the end of this chapter.

Enter the path to einstaller.exe in the logon script

1.Select an entry in the Remote Install tab and click New Installation Task, select Export and click Continue to proceed to the Export Type screen.  

2.At the Export Type screen the following options are available:

Export to Folder for Windows - This option is suitable if you want to distribute the einstaller.exe to computers used by users that have no administrative privileges. The administration logon credentials will be obtained from the ERA server when the installer connects to it, unless the einstaller.exe is run by a user with administrative privileges.

Export to Logon Script for Windows - It is the same as Export to Folder for Windows, but in the Finished screen you obtain the link to the export folder so that it can be used in the logon script of computers to be managed.

WSUS Export (Windows Server Update Services) - The option downloads the complete installation package you select in the next step  as an executable *.msi installation file and the installation package might be distributed to the desired computers as part of WSUS.

GPO (Group Policy Object) - The option downloads the complete installation package you select in the next step and the installation package might be distributed to the desired computers via GPO.

3.Click browse (…) next to Folder in the Export Folder section to  select the directory where the einstaller.exe file (or the *.msi installer) will be exported (if Export to Logon Script for Windows is selected), and then click Next.

4.Close the export wizard when complete.


Attaching the agent (einstaller.exe) to email

1.Click New Installation Task... in the Remote Install tab, select Email and then click Continue.

2.Select the Type and name of the Package you want to install and then click Next.

Note: To uninstall ESET security products from the user's computer, select Uninstall ESET Security Products for Windows and NOD32 version 2 from the Type drop-down menu.

3.Click To… to select addresses from the address book (or insert individual addresses).

4.Enter a Subject in the corresponding field.

5.Enter a message in the Body.

6.Select the check box next to Send compressed as .zip file if you want to send the agent as a zipped package.

7.Click Send to send the message.


During the remote installation process, reverse connection to ERAS takes place and the agent (einstaller.exe) adopts settings from the Default Logon information you defined in the Settings window (the window shows up after clicking the Settings... button visible in the New Installation Task window if the Email option is selected).

The account under which the installation of the package is to be performed must be an account with administrator rights or, preferably, a domain administrator account. Values inserted in the Default Logon… dialog window are forgotten after each service (ERAS) restart.