Step-by-step installation on Windows

The ERA installer (all-in-one) is available for Windows operating systems only. It allows you to install all ERA components using the ERA installation Wizard. When you run the installation package, you will be given two options, select Remote Administrator Server and click Next. You can also select you desired language from the Language drop-down menu before proceeding.


We recommend that you install the default selection of the components:


If errors are found during prerequisites check, address them accordingly. Make sure your system meets all prerequisites.


validation-status-icon-infoNOTE: If you choose to install Microsoft SQL Server Express during ESET Remote Administrator installation, you will not be able to install it on a Domain Controller. This is likely to happen if you are using Windows SBS / Essentials. If you use Windows SBS / Essentials, we recommend that you install ESET Remote Administrator on a different server or do not select the SQL Server Express component during the installation (this requires you to use your an existing SQL Server or MySQL to run ERA database).

When the prerequisites check is completed and your environment meets all requirements, the installation process will start.



Enter a valid License key, which you should have received when you purchased your ESET security solution. If you are using legacy license credentials (A Username and Password), convert the credentials to a license key. Alternatively, you can choose Activate later. If you choose Activate later, see the Activation chapter for further instruction.


Select MS SQL Server via Windows Authentication and click Next. The connection to the database will be verified. If you are using your existing SQL Server or MySQL, configure connection settings accordingly.


We suggest that you leave default settings selected in the Database user for Remote Administrator step unless you are using your existing SQL Server or MySQL. In that case, select Use existing user and enter your Database username and Password.


You will then be prompted to enter a password for the Web Console Administrator account. This password is important, as you will be using it to log into the ERA Web Console.


Create a Certificate Authority for the ESET Remote Administrator, just click Next. Optionally, specify additional information about the certificate (this is not mandatory). You can leave Authority password field empty, but if you enter the password, be sure to remember it.


When you are done, "ESET Remote Administrator Server installation was successful" will be displayed with your Web Console URL address. Click the URL address to open Web Console, or just click Finish.