Deployment Tool

ESET Remote Deployment Tool enables users to execute bundle (all-in-one) installer package created by ERA to deploy ERA Agent remotely. Deployment Tool is executed under normal admin privileges that should help with security errors that were in ERA Server running under Network Service or ERA Server running as CentOS appliance.


ESET Remote Deployment Tool is dedicated to deploy ERA Agents on client computers with Microsoft Windows operating systems.

The following prerequisites must be met to use ESET Remote Deployment Tool on Windows:

ERA Server and the ERA Web Console must be installed (on a Server computer)

Appropriate ports must be opened. See ERA Agent - used for remote deployment of ERA Agent to a target computer with Windows OS.

A bundle (all-in-one) installer package must be created and downloaded to your local drive.

The names of installation packages must include the string "x86" or "x64". Otherwise the deployment will not work.


To deploy ERA Agents on client computers  follow these steps:

1.Download the Deployment Tool from the ESET website.

2.Make sure all prerequisites are met.

3.Run the ESET Remote Deployment Tool on the client computer.

4.Select Add computers manually. You will need to manually enter the list of hostnames or IP addresses.

5.Enter the hostnames or IP addresses and click Next. Each IP address or hostname must be on a new line.

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Make sure that computers have the same platform (64-bit or 32-bit OS).

6.The computers selected for remote deployment will be displayed. Make sure all computers are listed and then click Next.

7.Click Browse and select the bundle installer package created in ERA Web Console. If you do not have any other security applications on your local computer, deselect the checkbox Use ESET AV Remover.

8.Enter the login credentials for the target computers. If the target computers are members of a domain, enter domain administrator credentials. If you log in with local administration credentials, you will need to disable remote UAC on the target computers. Select the check box next to Use current user credentials to have the login credentials be automatically completed.

9.Select the Deployment method to execute programs on remote machines and than click Next. Built-in is the default setting; it which supports Windows error messages. PsExec is a third-party alternative to the Built-in method.


10.Once the installation has started, you will see the "Success". Click Finish to complete the deployment. If the deployment fails, you can export a list of failed computers. To export the list, click Browse next to the Export failed computers field, select a .txt file to which you want to save the list and then click Export failed computer.

Other methods how to deploy ERA Agents by Deployment tool

Active Directory - You will need to provide Active Directory credentials. This option includes an export of Active Directory structure for subsequent import to ERA or ECA.

Scan Network - You will need to provide IP Ranges to scan computers in the network.

Import list - You will need to provide list of hostnames or IP addresses.


A deployment may fail for number of reasons. If a deployment fails, read the Troubleshooting chapter or verified example scenarios of ERA Agent deployment.