Server prerequisites - Windows

The following prerequisites must be met to install ESMC Server on Windows:

You must have a valid license key.

Required ports must be open and available—see the complete list of ports here.

Database server (Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL) installed and running, see database requirements for details. If you do not have an existing database server, we recommend that you review the SQL Server configuration details to have SQL properly configured for use with ESET Security Management Center. Database and database user can be created during the installation or before.


You can find a detailed guide for setting up your database and user account for both MS SQL and MySQL in our Knowledgebase article.


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