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Getting started with ESET PROTECT On-Prem

ESET PROTECT On-Prem can be configured and managed via the ESET PROTECT Web Console. After you have successfully installed ESET PROTECT On-Prem or deployed ESET PROTECT VA, you can connect to your ESET PROTECT Server using ESET PROTECT Web Console.

After you have successfully installed ESET PROTECT On-Prem, you can begin setting up your configuration.

First steps after ESET PROTECT Server deployment

1.Open ESET PROTECT Web Console in your web browser and log in.

2.Add your license(s) to ESET PROTECT On-Prem.

3.Add client computers and servers on your network to the ESET PROTECT On-Prem structure.

4.Assign the built-in policy Application reporting - Report all installed applications to all computers.

5.Create a Dynamic Group for computers with ESET home products.

6.Remove third-party antivirus applications using the Software Uninstall task.

7.Install the ESET security products using the Software Install task (unless you have installed the Agent using the All-in-one installer).

8.Assign a policy with recommended settings to each machine with installed ESET security products. For example, for Windows machines with ESET Endpoint, assign the Built-in policy Antivirus - Maximum security - Recommended. See also Manage Endpoint products from ESET PROTECT On-Prem.


Additional recommended steps

Get to know the ESET PROTECT Web Console, because it is the interface you will use to manage the ESET security products.

During installation, you created the default administrator account. We recommend that you save the Administrator account credentials in a safe place and create a new account to manage clients and configure their permissions.


We do not recommend that you use the default ESET PROTECT On-Prem Administrator account as a normal user account. It serves as a backup if something happens to normal user accounts or if you get locked out. You can log in with the Administrator account to fix such issues.

Use notifications and reports to monitor the status of client computers in your environment. For example, if you want to be notified that a certain event occurred or want to view or download a report.

Back up your database regularly to prevent loss of data.

We recommend that you export the Server Certification Authority and Peer Certificates. If you need to reinstall the ESET PROTECT Server, you can use the CA and Peer Certificates from the original ESET PROTECT Server and you do not need to reinstall ESET Management Agents on the client computers.