Preparing for installation

There are a few steps we recommend you to take in preparation of the product installation:

After purchasing ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint, download .msi installation package from ESET’s website exlink.

Make sure that the server on which you plan to install ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint meets system requirements.

Log on to the server using an Administrator account.


NOTE

Please note that you must to execute the installer using the Built-in Administrator account or a domain Administrator account (in the event that local Administrator account is disabled). Any other user, despite being a member of Administrators group, will not have sufficient access rights. Therefore you need to use the Built-in Administrator account, as you will not be able to successfully complete installation under any other user account than local or domain Administrator.

If you are going to do an upgrade from an existing installation of ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint, we recommend you to backup its current configuration using the Export settings feature.

Remove /uninstall any third-party antivirus software from your system, if applicable. We recommend that you use the ESET AV Remover exlink. For a list of third-party antivirus software that can be removed using ESET AV Remover, see this KB article exlink.

If you are installing ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint on Windows Server 2016, Microsoft recommends exlink to uninstall exlink Windows Defender Features and withdraw from Windows Defender ATP enrollment to prevent problems caused by having multiple antivirus products installed on a machine.

You can run ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint installer in two installation modes:

Graphical user interface (GUI)
This is the recommended installation type in a from of an installation wizard.

Silent / Unattended installation
In addition to the installation wizard, you can choose to install ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint silently via command line.


IMPORTANT

We highly recommend installing ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint on a freshly installed and configured OS, if possible. If you do need to install it on an existing system, we recommend that you uninstall previous version of ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint, restart the server and install the new ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint afterwards.

Upgrading to a newer version
If you are using an older version of ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint, you can choose suitable upgrade method.

After you've successfully installed or upgraded your ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint, further activities are:

Product activation
Availability of a particular activation scenario in the activation window may vary depending on the country, as well as the means of distribution.

Configuring server protection
You can fine-tune your ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint by modifying advanced settings of each of its features to suite on your needs.


IMPORTANT

We highly recommend installing ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint on a freshly installed and configured OS, if possible. If you do need to install it on an existing system, we recommend that you uninstall the version of ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint, restart the server and install the new ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint afterwards.

Upgrading to a newer version - If you are using an older version ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint, you can use upgrades methods.

Product activation - Availability of a particular activation scenario in the activation window may vary depending on the country, as well as the means of distribution.

Management and configuration - You can manage and configure