Dynamic Groups

Dynamic Groups are in essence custom filters defined in Templates. Computers are filtered on the Agent side, so no extra information needs to be transferred to server. The Agent decides on its own which Dynamic Groups a client belongs to, and only notifies the server about this decision. Dynamic Groups have their rules defined in the Dynamic Group Template.


If the client device is not connected (for example, it is turned off), its position in dynamic groups is not updated. After the device is connected again, its position in dynamic groups will be updated.

There are some pre-defined Dynamic Groups available after you have installed ESET Remote Administrator. If you need to, you can create custom Dynamic Groups. There are two way how to do that:

create a template first and then create a Dynamic Group

create a new Dynamic Group and new template on the fly

More than one Dynamic Group can be created from one template.

A user can use Dynamic Groups in other parts of ERA. It is possible to assign policies to them or prepare a task for all computers therein.

Dynamic Groups can be under Static Groups or Dynamic Groups. However, the topmost group is always static.

All the Dynamic Groups under a certain Static Group only filter computers of that Static Group no matter how deep they are in the tree. Moreover, for nested Dynamic Groups, a deeper Dynamic Group filters the results of the superior one.

Policies are applied as described here. However, once created, they can be moved freely across the tree.

Dynamic Group actions

Navigate to Admin > Groups and select the Dynamic Group you want to manage. Click the Group button or the icon_cogwheel next to the Dynamic Group name. A popover menu will open with available options:

icon_plus New Dynamic Group...

This option becomes available if you click a Group in the list on the left. This group will be the default parent group, but you can change the parent group later when you create a new Dynamic Group.

icon_edit Edit...

Allows you to edit the selected Group. The same settings apply as when you create a new Group (static or dynamic).

icon_move Move...

You can select a group and move it as a subgroup of another group.

icon_delete Delete

Removes the selected group completely.

icon_plus New notification...

With this option, you can create a new notification.

icon_search Scan

Use this option to run the On Demand Scan task on the client that reported the threat.

icon_reload Update Modules

Use this option will run the Modules Update task (triggers an update manually).

icon_mobile Mobile

Re-enroll - with this option, you can create new client task.

Find - if you want to request the GPS coordinates of your mobile device.

Lock - device will be locked when suspicious activity is detected or the device is marked as missing.

Unlock - device will be unlocked.

Siren - triggers a loud siren remotely, the siren will start even if your device is set to mute.

Wipe - all data stored in your device will be permanently erased.

icon_play_default Run Task

Use this option to select client tasks to be executed on devices in this group.

icon_plus New task...

This option immediately triggers an existing task, that you select from a list of available tasks. The trigger is not available for this task, because it will be executed immediately.

clock_default Last used tasks

List of last used client tasks for all groups and computers.

icon_manage Manage Policies... - Assign a policy for the selected group.

Use the icon_apply_sooner_defaultApply sooner and icon_apply_later_defaultApply later options to change priorities of Dynamic Groups according your needs.