Install ERA on Windows SBS / Essentials

Prerequisites

Make sure that all Requirements are met, particularly Supported Operating System requirements.

validation-status-icon-infoNOTE: Some older Microsoft SBS versions include versions of Microsoft SQL Server Express not supported by ESET Remote Administrator, for example:

Microsoft SBS 2003 x86 SP2

Microsoft SBS 2003 x86 R2

Microsoft SBS 2008 x64 SP2

If you are using one of the above versions of Windows Small Business Server and want to install the ERA database on Microsoft SBS, you must use a newer version of Microsoft SQL Server Express.

oIf you do not have Microsoft SQL Express installed on your SBS, follow the steps below.

oIf you have Microsoft SQL Express installed on your SBS but are not using it, uninstall it and follow the steps below.

oIf you are using the version of Microsoft SQL Server Express that came with SBS, migrate your database to a version of SQL Express compatible with ERA Server. To do so, back up your databases, uninstall your previous installation of Microsoft SQL Server Express and follow the steps below to install a compatible version of Microsoft SQL Server Express and restore databases if required.

Installation

1.Download the compressed ERA Installer package from the Download section of the ESET website under Remote Administrator 6.

2.Unzip the installer file you downloaded in step one, open the installers folder and double-click the Microsoft SQL Express installer. In our example we use SQLEXPR_2014_x86_ENU:

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oThe Installation Center will launch, click New installation or add features to an existing installation to start the Installation Wizard.

validation-status-icon-info NOTE: In step 8 of the installation process set the Authentication mode to Mixed mode (SQL Server authentication and Windows authentication).

validation-status-icon-info NOTE: To install ERA Server on SBS, you must allow TCP/IP connections to the SQL Server.

3.Install ESET Remote Administrator by running Setup.exe:

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4.Select the components you want to install, deselect Microsoft SQL Server Express and click Install.

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5.Continue to Install ERA Server.