Windows

The following table displays the supported Windows operating systems for each ESET Security Management Center component:

Operating System

Server

Agent

RD Sensor

MDM

Windows Home Server 2003 SP2

 

 

Windows Home Server 2011 x64

 

 

 

Windows Server 2003 x86 SP2

 

 

Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2

 

 

Windows Server 2003 R2 x86 SP2

 

 

Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 SP2

 

 

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1

Windows Server 2008 R2 CORE x64

Windows Server 2008 x86 SP2

 

Windows Server 2008 x64 SP2

 

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 x64

 

Windows Server 2012 x64

Windows Server 2012 CORE x64

Windows Server 2012 R2 x64

Windows Server 2012 R2 CORE x64

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 x64

 

Windows Server 2016 x64

Windows Storage Server 2016 x64

 

Windows Server 2019 x64

 

Microsoft SBS 2003 x86 SP2

 

 

Microsoft SBS 2003 R2 x86

 

 

Microsoft SBS 2008 x64 SP2

 

Microsoft SBS 2011 Standard x64

Microsoft SBS 2011 Essentials x64

 

Operating System

Server

Agent

RD Sensor

MDM

Windows XP x86 SP3

 

 

Windows XP x64 SP2

 

 

 

Windows Vista x86 SP2

 

 

Windows Vista x64 SP2

 

 

 

Windows 7 x86 SP1

 

 

Windows 7 x64 SP1

✔*

✔*

 

Windows 8 x86

 

 

Windows 8 x64

✔*

✔*

 

Windows 8.1 x86

 

 

Windows 8.1 x64

✔*

✔*

 

Windows 10 x86

 

 

Windows 10 x64 (all official releases)

✔*

✔*

* Installing ESMC components on a client OS might not be in alignment with Microsoft licensing policy. Check the Microsoft licensing policy or consult your software supplier for details. In SMB / small network environments, we encourage you to consider a Linux ESMC installation or virtual appliance where applicable.

important

Important

Older MS Windows systems: Always have the latest service pack installed, especially on older systems, such as Server 2003, 2008, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

warning

Warning

Starting January 2019, Oracle JAVA SE 8 public updates for business, commercial or production use require a commercial license. If you do not purchase a JAVA SE subscription, you can use this guide to transition to a no-cost alternative and install one of listed supported Java editions.

note

Note

It is possible to install VMware Player on a desktop Operating System and deploy the ESMC Virtual Appliance. This lets you run ESET Security Management Center on a non-server OS without the need for ESXi.