Agent Live Installers

This type of Agent deployment is useful when the remote and local deployment options do not suit you. In such cases, you can distribute the Agent Live Installer via email and let the user deploy it. You can also run the Agent Live Installer from removable media (USB flash drive, etc.).

icon_details_hoverNOTE: The client machine needs to have an internet connection to download the Agent installation package. Also, the client needs to be able to connect to the ERA Server. You can use the following written instructions in our Knowledgebase article.

Use the following written instructions or watch our Knowledgebase instructional video:

1.Click Agent Live Installers... in the Quick Links section of the menu bar to create the installer.


2.Enter the server hostname or IP address and select the ERA Certification Authority that you created during initial installation. Enter the Certification Authority passphrase that you created during Server Installation when prompted for the certificate password.


3.Click Get Installers to generate links for Windows, Linux and MAC Agent installer files.


4.Click the Download link next to the installer file(s) that you want to download and save the zip file. Unzip the file on the client computer where you want to deploy ERA Agent and run EraAgentOnlineInstaller.bat (Windows) or script (Linux and Mac) to run the installer. How to deploy the ERA Agent on a MAC OS X client using the Agent Live Installer see our KB article.

icon_details_hoverNOTE: If you are running the script on Windows XP SP2, you need to install Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack. Otherwise, the Agent Live Installer won't run properly. Once you have installed the Administration Pack, you can run the Agent Live Installer script.

You can check the status log on the client machine C:\ProgramData\ESET\RemoteAdministrator\Agent\Logs\status.html to make sure ERA Agent is working properly. If there are problems with the Agent (for example, it is not connecting to the ERA Server) see troubleshooting.

If you want to deploy ERA Agent using Agent Live Installer from your local shared folder without ESET Repository Download Server, follow these steps:
1.Edit the EraAgentOnlineInstaller.bat file (Windows) or script (Linux and Mac).
2.Change lines 28 and 30 to point to the correct local download files. For example:


3.Use your own URL (instead of the one shown below):


4.Edit line 80 to replace " ^& packageLocation ^& "


with !url!


5.Save the file.