Create an all-in-one Agent installer

The procedure of creating an all-in-one installer (including ERA Agent and an ESET product) package is similar to Startup Wizard; however the all-in-one installer allows for advanced configuration options. These options include Policy settings for ERA Agent and ESET products, ERA Server Hostname and Port, and the ability to select a Parent Group.

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The installer package comes in the form of an .exe file and is valid for Microsoft Windows operating systems only.

Click Deploy ERA Agent in the Quick Links section of the menu bar. In the Deploy Agent window, click Create installer under Create all-in-one Installer (Windows only). The Create all-in-one installer window will open.

Package creation

icon_section Product - Expand this section to choose an installation file from the list of available ESET products. If you choose version 6.3 or earlier, automatic product activation will not work—you'll have to activate the product later. ESET products version 6.4 or later will be automatically activated during the installation.

If you agree with End User License Agreement, select the checkbox next the I agree with application End User License Agreement.


If you do not see any product installation files, make sure you have the repository set to AUTOSELECT. For more information, see the Advanced settings section of Server settings.

1.Language - Select a supported language for the installer from the drop-down menu.

2.License (Optional) - You can use this option to add a license using one of the methods described in the Licenses section. If you already have existing licenses in License Management, simply choose the license that will be used to activate your ESET product during installation. If you do not choose a license, you can create an installer without it and activate the product later.

icon_section Certificate - A Peer Certificate and ERA Certification Authority are chosen automatically based on the available certificates. If you want to use a different certificate than the one automatically selected, click ERA Certificate to see a list of available certificates and then select the one you want to use. If you want to use your own Custom certificate, click the radio button and upload a .pfx certificate file. See Custom certificates with ERA for further instructions.

Enter your Certificate passphrase if needed. Do so if, for example, you've specified the passphrase during the installation of ERA, or if you are using a Custom certificate with a passphrase. Otherwise, leave the Certificate passphrase field blank.

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The certificate passphrase must not contain following characters: " \ These characters cause critical error during the initialization of the Agent.

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Be aware that it is possible to extract the Certificate passphrase because it is embedded in the .exe file.

icon_section Advanced - In this section, you can customize the all-in-one installer package:

3.Optionally, you can change the Name and enter Description for the package installer.

4.Parent group (optional) - Select the Parent group where the computer will be placed after the installation. If you want to create a new Parent Static group, click New Static group and use the wizard. The newly created group will automatically be selected.

5.ESET AV Remover will help you uninstall or completely remove other antivirus programs. Select the checkbox if you want to use it.

6.Initial installer configuration - Here, you can choose from the two configuration types:

Do not configure - Only the policies that are merged to a Parent Static group will be applied.

Select configuration from the list of policies - Use this option if you want to apply a configuration policy to ERA Agent and/or your ESET product. Click Select and choose from the list of available policies. If none of the predefined policies are suitable, you can create a new policy or customize your existing policy first. When you try selecting the policy again, your new policy will appear in the list.

7.If necessary, you can specify your ERA Server Hostname and Port number. Otherwise, leave the default values unchanged.

8.Click Create Package. All-in-one installation package files will be generated for 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Click the desired version to start downloading it. Once the download completes you will be prompted to choose the location where the file is stored (for example, ERA_Installer_x32_en_US.exe or ERA_Installer_x64_en_US.exe). Click Save file.

9.Run the all-in-one installation package file on a client computer. For step-by-step instructions, see setup wizard in the installer manual.