All-in-one installation of ERA Server

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To perform a new installation of ESET Remote Administrator 6, download the All-in-one installer from the download section of the ESET website under Remote Administrator 6 (click icon_plus to expand the category).

This feature allows you to install all ERA components using the ERA installation Wizard.

1.Make sure you have met all installation requirements before you proceed.

2.Open the installation package and click Next on the Welcome screen.


3. Select Install Remote Administrator Server and click Next. If necessary, you can adjust the language settings in the Language drop-down menu before proceeding.


4.After accepting the EULA, click Next. Select the applicable components to install and click Install.


If you already have another version of Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL installed, or you plan to connect to different SQL Server, deselect this component.

You will not be able to install Microsoft SQL Server Express on a Domain Controller. This is likely to happen if you are using Windows SBS / Essentials. We recommend that you install ESET Remote Administrator on a different server or to use Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL Server to run the ERA database. More information.


If errors are found during the prerequisites check, address them accordingly. Make sure your system meets all installation requirements.



The following notification may be displayed if your system does not have enough disk space for ERA to install:

validation-status-icon-error There is only 32 MB free on system disk

You must have at least 5000 MB of free disk space to install ERA

5.When the prerequisites check is complete and your environment meets all requirements, installation will begin. Be aware that installation can take over an hour depending on your system and network configuration.


6.Enter a valid License Key (included in the new purchase email you received from ESET) and click Next. If you are using legacy license credentials (Username and Password), convert your credentials to a License Key. Alternatively, you can choose to Activate later. If you choose Activate later, see Activation for further instruction.


7.If you chose to install Microsoft SQL Server Express in step 2, a database connection check will be performed - skip to step 9. If you have an existing database server, you will be prompted to enter your database connection details in the next step. Click Next to start the database check.

8.Define your database server connection:

If you chose Microsoft SQL Server Express select MS SQL Server via Windows Authentication or MS SQL Server and configure connection settings accordingly.

If you are using an existing Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL Server, select the database type and configure connection settings accordingly.

Enter your Database name, Hostname, Port number (you can find this information in Microsoft SQL Server Configuration Manager), and Database admin account details (Username and Password) into the appropriate fields and click Next. The connection to the database will be verified.


Database account

You can use a dedicated database user account that will have access only to the ERA database, alternatively an SA account (MS SQL) or root account (MySQL). When using a dedicated user account, that account must have sufficient permissions to access the database. If you do not intend to use a dedicated user account, enter your administrator account (SA or root).

If you entered your SA account or root account in the previous window, click Yes to continue using the SA/root account as the database user for ESET Remote Administrator.


If you click No, you must select Create new user (if you have not already created one) or Use existing user (if you have a dedicated database user account).


9.You will be prompted to enter a new password for the Web Console Administrator account. This password is important, as you will use it to log into the ERA Web Console. Click Next.


10.  You can leave the fields intact, or enter your corporate information to appear in the details of ERA Agent and ERA Server certificates. Certificates verify the identity of Agent and Server, and allow for secure communication over SSL. Your certificate includes your public key, server name, additional information about the server and a signature computed by a certification authority. If you choose to enter a password in the Authority password field, make sure that it is recorded in a safe place as you will require it for future upgrades or migrations. Click Next and then click Install.


11. A green check mark will be displayed next to the different components being installed when installation for each one completes.


12. When installation is complete, "ESET Remote Administrator Server installation was successful" will be displayed along with your ERA Web Console URL address. Click the URL to open Web Console, or click Finish to close the window.