Installers

This section allows you to create Agent installer packages to deploy ESET Management Agent on client computers. The installer packages are saved in ESMC Web Console and you can edit and download them again when necessary.

1.Click Installers > Create installer.

2.Select the installer type you want to create. The options are as follows:

All-in-one installer package
Follow the steps from Package creation to configure the All-in-one installer, which allows advanced configuration options. These options include Policy settings for ESET Management Agent and ESET products, ESMC Server Hostname and Port, and the ability to select a Parent Group.

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After creating and downloading the All-in-one installer package, there are two options for deploying the ESET Management Agent:

Locally on a client computer

Using the ESET Remote Deployment Tool to deploy ESET Management Agents to multiple client computers at the same time.

Agent live installer

Follow the steps from Package creation to configure the installer. This type of Agent deployment is useful when the remote and local deployment options do not suit you. In such cases, you can distribute the Agent Live Installer via email and let the user deploy it. You can also run the Agent Live Installer from removable media (a USB flash drive, for example).

GPO or SCCM

Access Group Filter

The Access Group filter button allows users to select a static group and filter viewed objects according to the group where they are contained.

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Add filter and filter presets

To add filtering criteria, click Add filter and select item(s) from the list. Enter the search string(s) into the filter field(s). Active filters are highlighted in blue.

Filters can be saved to your user profile so that you can use them again in the future. Under Presets the following options are available:

Filter sets - your saved filters, click one to apply it. The applied filter is denoted with a apply_default check mark. Select Include visible columns, sorting and paging to save these parameters to the preset.

add_new_defaultSave filter set - Save your current filter configuration as a new preset. Once the preset is saved, you can not edit the filter configuration in the preset.

edit_defaultManage filter sets - Remove or rename existing presets. Click Save to apply the changes to presets.

Clear filter values - Click to remove only the current values from the selected filters. Saved presets will remain unchanged.

Remove filters - Click to remove the selected filters. Saved presets will remain unchanged.

Remove unused filters - Remove filter fields with no value.

Installers and permissions

A user can create or edit installers contained in groups where the user has Write permission for Stored Installers.

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Keep in mind that the user will be able to work with Certificates when creating installers. A user must be assigned Use permission for Certificates with access to the static group where certificates are contained. If a user wants to deploy ESET Management Agent, that user must have Use permissions for the Certification Authority that the actual server certificate is signed by. For information on how to divide access to Certificates and Certification Authority, read this example.

A user needs to be assigned Use permission for Policies that are selected in Advanced > Initial installer configuration  > Configuration type when creating an All-in-one installer, GPO installer or SCCM script.

A user needs to be assigned Use permission for Licenses if the license for static group is specified.

light-bulbEXAMPLE: How to allow user to create installers

Administrator wants to allow user John to create or edit new installers in John's Group. Administrator has to follow these steps:

1.Create new Static Group called John's Group

2.Create a new Permission set

a.name it Permissions for John - Create Installers

b.add the group John's Group in the section Static Groups

c.in the Functionality section, select

Write for Stored Installers

Use for Certificates

Write for Groups & Computers

d.click Finish to save the permission set

3.Create a new Permission set

a.name it Permissions for John - Certificates

b.add the group All in the section Static Groups

c.in Functionality section select Use for Certificates.

d.click Finish to save the permission set

These permissions are the minimal requirements for full (create and edit) installer usage.

4.Create a new User

a.name it John

b.in the Basic section select John's Group as the Home Group

c.set the password to user John

d.in Permission Sets section select Permissions for John - Certificates and Permissions for John - Create Installers

e.click Finish to save the user

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How to download installers from the installers menu

1.Click Installers.

2.Select the check box next to the installer you want to download.

3.Click Download and choose the correct version of installation package.

How to edit installers from the installers menu

1.Click Installers.

2.Select the check box next to the installer you want to edit.

3.Click Actions > Edit to modify the installer package.