Windows

The following table displays supported Windows operating systems for each ESET Remote Administrator component:

Operating System

Server

Agent

Proxy

RD Sensor

MDM

Windows Home Server 2003 SP2

 

X

 

X

 

Windows Home Server 2011 x64

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2003 x86 SP2

X

X

X

X

 

Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2

X

X

X

X

 

Windows Server 2003 x86 R2 SP2

X

X

X

X

 

Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 SP2

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 SP1

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 CORE

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 x86

 

X

 

X

 

Windows Server 2008 x86 SP2

X

X

X

X

X***

Windows Server 2008 x64

 

X

 

X

 

Windows Server 2008 x64 SP2

X

X

X

X

X***

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2012 x64

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2012 x64 CORE

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2012 x64 R2

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2012 x64 R2 CORE

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2016 x64

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft SBS 2003 x86 SP2 **

X

X

X

X

 

Microsoft SBS 2003 x86 R2 **

X

X

X

X

 

Microsoft SBS 2008 x64

 

X

 

X

 

Microsoft SBS 2008 x64 SP2 **

X

X

X

X

X

Microsoft SBS 2011 x64 Standard

X

X

X

X

X

Microsoft SBS 2011 x64 Essentials

X

X

X

X

X

Operating System

Server

Agent

Proxy

RD Sensor

MDM

Windows XP x86 SP3

 

X

 

X

 

Windows XP x64 SP2

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Vista x86 SP2

 

X

 

X

 

Windows Vista x64 SP2

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 7 x86 SP1

X*

X

X*

X

X*

Windows 7 x64 SP1

X*

X

X*

X

X*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 8 x86

X*

X

X*

X

X*

Windows 8 x64

X*

X

X*

X

X*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 8.1 x86

X*

X

X*

X

X*

Windows 8.1 x64

X*

X

X*

X

X*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 10 x86

X*

X

X*

X

X*

Windows 10 x64 (all official releases)****

X*

X

X*

X

X*

* Installing ERA components on a client OS might not be aligned with Microsoft licensing policy. Check Microsoft licensing policy or consult your software supplier for details. In SMB / small network environments, we encourage you to consider a Linux ERA installation or virtual appliance where applicable.

** Microsoft SQL Server Express included with Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) is not supported by ESET Remote Administrator. If you want to run your ERA database on SBS, you must use a newer version of Microsoft SQL Server Express or MySQL. For more details and instructions, see Installation on Windows SBS / Essentials.

*** Installation of the MDM component for Windows Server 2008 SP2 is supported only for an all-in-one installer (standalone).

**** We do not guarantee the support for releases of Windows 10 after version 1809.

On older Windows operating systems, for example Windows Server 2003, protocol encryption might not be fully supported on the operating system side. In such a configuration, TLSv1.0 will be used instead of TLSv1.2, (TLSv1.0 is considered less secure than more recent versions). This situation can also occur when the operating system supports TLSv1.2 but the client does not. In this case, communication takes place using TLS1.0. To ensure the most secure communication, we suggest that you use newer operating systems (Windows Server 2008 R2 and later for servers and Windows Vista and later for clients).

validation-status-icon-infoNOTE: It is possible to install VMware Player on a desktop Operating System and deploy the ESET Remote Administrator virtual appliance. This lets you run ESET Remote Administrator on a non-server OS without the need for ESXi.