Reset Cloned Agent

You can distribute the ESET Management Agent in your network via a pre-defined image, as described in this Knowledgebase article. Cloned Agents have the same SID, which can cause problems (multiple Agents with the same SID). To resolve this, use the Reset Cloned Agent task to reset the SID and assign Agents a unique identity.

ESET Management Agent identifies cloned client machines running on Windows automatically, without Reset Cloned Agent task. Only client machines with Linux and macOS (and Windows clients where hardware detection was disabled) need the task to divide cloned machines.


Enter basic information about the task, such as the Name and optional Description. Task Category and Task Type are pre-selected based on your previous choice. The Task Type (see the list of all Client Tasks) defines the settings and the behavior for the task.

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Run this task with care. After the current ESET Management Agent is reset, all tasks running on it will be abandoned.


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Review the summary of configured settings and click Finish. The Client Task is now created and a pop-up window will open. We recommend that you click Create Trigger to specify when this Client Task should be executed and on what Targets. If you click Close, you can create a Trigger later. To create a trigger afterward, select the client task instance and select Run on from the drop-down menu.