All-in-one installation of ESET Security Management Center Server

Upgrading from a previous version of ERA?


To perform a new installation of ESET Security Management Center 7.0, download the All-in-one installer from the download section of the ESET website under ESET Security Management Center.

This feature allows you to install all ESMC components using the ESMC installation wizard.

1.Before you proceed, verify all installation requirements are met.

2.Open the installation package. If necessary, adjust the language settings in the Language drop-down menu and click Next.


3. Select Install ESET Security Management Center Server and click Next.


4.Deselect the check box Participate in product improvement program if you do not agree to send crash reports and telemetry data to ESET. If the check box is left selected, telemetry data and crash reports will be sent to ESET. Accept the EULA by selecting I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.

5.Select the applicable components to install and click Install.

validation-status-icon-infoNOTE: Microsoft SQL Server Express

If you already have another version of Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL installed, or you plan to connect to different SQL Server, deselect this component.

We recommend that you do not install SQL Server on a Domain Controller (for example, if you are using Windows SBS / Essentials). We recommend that you install ESET Security Management Center on a different server or do not select the SQL Server Express component during installation (this requires you to use your existing SQL or MySQL Server to run the ESMC database).


6.If errors are found during the prerequisites check, address them accordingly. Make sure your system meets all installation requirements.

.NET v3.5 is not installed/.NET v2.0 SP2 is not installed - install .NET Framework.


No Java found.


Oracle Java detected (with the same bitness as ESMC All-in-one instaler).


validation-status-icon-warning IMPORTANT

If you have multiple Java versions installed on your system, we recommend that you uninstall the older Java versions and only keep the latest one.

Make sure that Java, ESMC, and Apache Tomcat have the same bitness (32-bit or 64-bit).

validation-status-icon-error WARNING

Public updates for Oracle Java SE 8 released after January 2019 will not be available for business, commercial or production use without a commercial license. If you opt not to purchase Java SE subscription, you can opt to transition to a no-cost alternative by following this guide.

a)To select the already installed Java, click Select a Java installation, select the folder where Java is installed (with a subfolder bin, for example C:\Program Files\Amazon Corretto\jdk1.8.0_212) and click OK. The installer prompts you if you select an invalid path.

b)Click Install to continue or change to change the Java installation path.


The following notification may be displayed if your system does not have enough disk space for ESMC to install:

validation-status-icon-error There is only 32 MB free on system disk

You must have at least 5000 MB of free disk space to install ESMC.

7.When the prerequisites check is complete and your environment meets all requirements, installation will begin. Be aware that installation can take over an hour depending on your system and network configuration.


8.Enter a valid License Key (included in the new purchase email you received from ESET) and click Next. If you are using legacy license credentials (Username and Password), convert your credentials to a License Key. Alternatively, you can choose to activate later. If you choose Activate later, see how to add a new license and ESMC activation.


9.If you chose to install Microsoft SQL Server Express in step 5, a database connection check will be performed - skip to step 11. If you have an existing database server, you will be prompted to enter your database connection details in the next step. Click Next to start the database check.

10. Define your database server connection:

If you chose Microsoft SQL Server Express select MS SQL Server via Windows Authentication or MS SQL Server and configure connection settings accordingly.

If you are using an existing Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL Server, select the database type and configure connection settings accordingly.

Enter your Database name, Hostname, Port number (you can find this information in Microsoft SQL Server Configuration Manager), and Database admin account details (Username and Password) into the appropriate fields and click Next. The connection to the database will be verified.


Database account

Use a dedicated database user account that will have access only to the ESMC database, alternatively an SA account (MS SQL) or root account (MySQL). When using a dedicated user account, that account must have sufficient permissions to access the database. If you do not intend to use a dedicated user account, enter your administrator account (SA or root).

If you entered your SA account or root account in the previous window, click Yes to continue using the SA/root account as the database user for ESET Security Management Center.


If you click No, you must select Create new user (if you have not already created one) or Use existing user (if you have a dedicated database user account).


11. You will be prompted to enter a new password for the Web Console Administrator account. This password is important, as you will use it to log into the ESMC Web Console. Click Next.


12. You can leave the fields intact, or enter your corporate information to appear in the details of ESET Management Agent and ESMC Server certificates. Certificates verify the identity of Agent and Server, and allow for secure communication over SSL. Your certificate includes: your public key, server name, additional information about the server and a signature computed by a certification authority. If you choose to enter a password in the Authority password field, record it in a safe place, as the Authority password is required for future upgrades or migrations. Click Next and then click Install.


13. A green check mark will be displayed next to the different components being installed when installation for each one completes.


14. When installation is complete, ESET Security Management Center Server installation was successful will be displayed along with your ESMC Web Console URL address. Click the URL to open Web Console, or click Finish to close the window.