ESET Remote Deployment Tool

The ESET Remote Deployment Tool enables users to execute bundle (all-in-one) installer package created by ESMC to deploy ESET Management Agent remotely. ESET Remote Deployment Tool is executed under normal admin privileges that should help with security errors that were in ESMC Server running under Network Service or ESMC Server running as CentOS appliance.

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The ESET Remote Deployment Tool is dedicated to deploy ESET Management Agents on client computers with Microsoft Windows operating systems.

The following prerequisites must be met to use ESET Remote Deployment Tool on Windows:

ESMC Server and the ESMC Web Console must be installed (on a Server computer)

Appropriate ports must be opened. See ports used for remote deployment of ESET Management Agent to a target computer with Windows OS.

A bundle (all-in-one) installer package must be created and downloaded to your local drive.

The names of installation packages must include the string "x86" or "x64". Otherwise the deployment will not work.

It is necessary to have permissions to create All-in-one installer.

 

To deploy ESET Management Agents on client computers  follow these steps:

1.Download the ESET Remote Deployment Tool from the ESET website.

2.Make sure all prerequisites are met.

3.Run the ESET Remote Deployment Tool on the client computer.

4.Select Add computers manually. You will need to manually enter the list of hostnames or IP addresses.

5.Enter the hostnames or IP addresses and click Next. Each IP address or hostname must be on a new line.

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Make sure that computers have the same platform (64-bit or 32-bit OS).

6.The computers selected for remote deployment will be displayed. Make sure all computers are listed and then click Next.

7.Click Browse and select the bundle installer package created in ESMC Web Console or in ESET Cloud Administrator. You can also select to Use ESET offline install package (.dat file) created from ECA Live Installer. If you do not have any other security applications on your local computer, deselect the checkbox Use ESET AV Remover.

8.Enter the login credentials for the target computers. If the target computers are members of a domain, enter domain administrator credentials. If you log in with local administration credentials, you will need to disable remote UAC on the target computers. Select the check box next to Use current user credentials to have the login credentials be automatically completed.

9.Select the Deployment method to execute programs on remote machines and then click Next. Built-in method is the default setting that supports Windows error messages. PsExec is a third-party alternative to the Built-in method.

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10. Once the installation has started, you will see the "Success". Click Finish to complete the deployment. If the deployment fails, you can export a list of failed computers. To export the list, click Browse next to the Export failed computers field, select a .txt file to which you want to save the list and then click Export failed computer.

Other methods how to deploy ESET Management Agents by ESET Remote Deployment Tool

Active Directory - You will need to provide Active Directory credentials. This option includes an export of Active Directory structure for subsequent import to ESMC or ECA.

Scan Network - You will need to provide IP ranges to scan computers in the network.

Import list - You will need to provide list of hostnames or IP addresses.

Troubleshooting

A deployment may fail for number of reasons. If a deployment fails, read the Troubleshooting chapter or verified example scenarios of ESET Management Agent deployment.