Product installation

ESET security products can be installed remotely by clicking the desired client computer and selecting New, or by creating a new Software Install task under Client Tasks. Click New to begin setting up your new task.

The Client Task Execution display shows you the current status of Client Tasks and includes a Progress indicator for the selected task.

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Basic

Enter Basic information about the task, such as the Name, optional Description and the Task Type. The Task Type (see the list above) defines the settings and the behavior for the task.

Target

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It is not possible to add Targets while creating a Client Task. You will be able to add Targets after the task has been created. Configure Settings for the task and click Finish to create the task and then create a Trigger to specify Targets for the task.

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Settings

Click <Choose ESET License> and select the appropriate license for the installed product from the list of available licenses.

Click <Choose package> to select a installer package from the repository or specify a package URL. A list of available packages where you can select the ESET product you want to install (for example, ESET Endpoint Security) will be displayed. Select your desired installer package and click OK. If you want to specify a URL where the installation package is located, type or copy and paste the URL (for example file://\\pc22\install\ees_nt64_ENU.msi) into the text field (do not use a URL that requires authentication).

http://server_address/ees_nt64_ENU.msi - If you are installing from a public web server or from your own HTTP server.

file://\\pc22\install\ees_nt64_ENU.msi - if you are installing from network path.

file://C:\installs\ees_nt64_ENU.msi - if you are installing from local path.

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Both ESMC Server and ESET Management Agent require access to the internet to access the repository and perform installations. If you do not have internet access, you must install the client software locally because remote installation will fail.

When performing a Software Install task on computers in a domain with ESET Management Agent running, the user must have read permission for the folder where the installers are stored. Follow the steps below to grant these permissions if necessary.

1.Add an Active Directory computer account on the computer executing the task (for example NewComputer$).

2.Grant Read permissions to NewComputer$ by right-clicking the folder where installers are located and selecting Properties > Sharing > Share from the context menu. Note that the "$" symbol needs to be present at the end of the computer name string.

Installation from a shared location is only possible if the client machine is in a domain.

Select the check box I accept the terms of the application End User License Agreement and acknowledge the Privacy Policy. See License Management or EULA for more information.

If you need to, you can specify Installation parameters, otherwise leave this field empty. Select the check box next to Automatically reboot when needed to force an automatic reboot of the client computer after installation. Alternatively, you can leave this option deselected and the client computer can be restarted manually.

Summary

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.

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