Installation of third party products using ERA

In addition to the remote installation of ESET products, ESET Remote Administrator is capable of installing other programs. The only requirement is that the custom install package must be in the .msi format. The remote installation of custom packages can be performed using a process very similar to the one described in Remote Push Install.

The main difference is in the package creation process, which is as follows:

1)From ERAC, click the Remote Install tab.

2)Select the Computers tab and click the Package Manager button.

3)From the Package type drop-down menu select Custom package.

4)Click Create…, click Add file and select the desired .msi package.

5)Select the file from the Package entry file drop-down menu and click Create.

6)After returning to the original window click Save as... to save the package.

7)If you want to you can specify command line parameters for the .msi file. The parameters are the same as for a local installation of the given package. Do not forget to click Save in the Package section of the Package Manager window afterward.

8)Click Close to exit the installation package editor.

The newly created custom package can be distributed to client workstations in the same manner as the remote installations described in previous chapters. A remote push install, logon or email push install will send the package to target workstations. When the package is opened, installation is handled by the Microsoft Windows Installer service. After completing the custom installation, ERAS can download a file from the client that contains install results data. To specify a result file, add the /eResult parameter to the command line associated with the package after you save the custom package. After running the custom install task, you can download the result files from ERAS in the Task Details window.

NOTE: There is a 100MB size limit for custom third-party installation packages.