Remote deployment of the ERA Agent is performed from the Admin section. You can use the following written instructions in our Knowledgebase article. Alternatively, you can watch our Knowledgebase instructional video:
NOTE: We recommend you to first test mass Agent deployment in your environment. Once it's working fine, then you can begin with actual deployment on users client computers. Also, before you start testing mass deployment, change Agent connection interval.
Click Server Task > Agent Deployment > New... to start configuring your new task.
Enter basic information about the task, such as the Name, Description (optional) and Task Type. The Task Type defines the settings and behavior of the task. Select the check box next to Run task immediately after finish to have the task run automatically after you click Finish.
NOTE: ERA Server can select the appropriate Agent installation package for operating systems automatically. To choose a package manually, deselect Automatic resolution of suitable Agent and then choose the package you want to use from the list of available Agents in ERA repository.
The Target window allows you to specify the clients (individual computers or groups) that are the recipients of this task. Click Add Targets to display all Static and Dynamic Groups and their members.
Select clients, click OK and proceed to the Trigger section.
Trigger - Determines what event triggers the task.
NOTE: For more information about triggers, proceed to the Triggers chapter.
Advanced settings - Throttling - Throttling is used to restrict a task from being executed if a task is triggered by a frequently occurring event, for example the Event Log Trigger or the Joined Dynamic Group Trigger (see above). For more information, see the Throttling chapter.
Click Finish when you have defined the recipients of this task and the triggers that execute the task.
All configured options are displayed here. Review the settings and click Finish if they are ok. The task is now created and ready to be used.
ERA Agent deployment can be performed in a few different ways. You can deploy the Agent:
Locally - using an Agent installation package or Agent Live Installers, for example, if problems occur during remote deployment
Local deployment can be performed in three ways:
The Remote Agent deployment server task can be used for mass distribution of the Agent to client computers. It is the most convenient distribution method since it can be performed from Web Console without the need to deploy the Agent to each computer manually.
ERA Agent is very important because ESET security solutions running on client computers communicate with ERA Server exclusively through the Agent.
NOTE: Should you experience problems when deploying the ERA Agent remotely (the Server task Agent deployment fails) see the Troubleshooting guide.