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

Operating System



RD Sensor


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



RD Sensor


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 desktop 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.



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.

We do not support illegal or pirated operating systems.

Beginning March 24, 2020, ESET will no longer officially support or provide technical support for ESET Security Management Center (Server and MDM) installed on the following Microsoft Windows operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 (all versions).



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