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Synchronization mode - MS Windows Network

To create a new Server Task, click Tasks > New > add_new_defaultServer Task or select the desired task type on the left and click New > add_new_defaultServer Task.


In the Basic section, enter basic information about the task, such as a Name and Description (optional). Click Select tags to assign tags.
In the Task drop-down menu, select the task type you want to create and configure. If you have selected a specific task type before creating a new task, Task is pre-selected based on your previous choice. Task (see the list of all Tasks) defines the settings and the behavior for the task.

You can also select from the following task trigger settings:

Run task immediately after finish - Select this option to have the task run automatically after you click Finish.

Configure trigger - Select this option to enable the Trigger section, where you can configure trigger settings.

To set the trigger later, leave the check boxes deselected.


Common Settings

Click Select under Static Group Name - by default, the executing user's home group will be used for synchronized computers. Alternatively you can create a New Static Group.

Object to synchronize - Either Computers and Groups, or Only Computers.

Computer creation collision handling - If the synchronization adds computers that are already members of the Static Group, you can select a conflict resolution method:

oSkip (synchronized computers will not be added)

oMove (new computers will be moved to a subgroup)

oDuplicate (new computer is created with modified name)

Computer extinction handling - If a computer no longer exists, you can either Remove this computer or Skip it.

Group extinction handling - If a group no longer exists, you can either Remove this group or Skip it.

Synchonization mode - MS Windows Network


In the Microsoft Windows Network synchronization settings section type the following information:

Workgroup - Type the domain or workgroup that contains the computers that will be synced. If you do not specify a workgroup, all visible computers will be synchronized.

Login - Type the login credentials used for synchronization in your Windows network.

Password - Type the password used to log on to your Windows network.


ESET PROTECT Server runs under Network service privileges that may not be sufficient to read all nearby computers. If no user credentials are present, the server reads all nearby computers from Network folders available in Windows that are populated automatically by the operation system. If there are credentials present, the server uses them for direct synchronization.


The Trigger section contains information about the trigger(s) which would run a task. Each Server Task can have up to one trigger. Each trigger can run only one Server Task. If Configure trigger is not selected in the Basic section, a trigger is not created. A task can be created without trigger. Such a task can be run afterward manually or a trigger can be added later.

Advanced Settings - Throttling

By setting Throttling, you can set advanced rules for the created trigger. Setting throttling is optional.


All configured options are displayed here. Review the settings and click Finish.

You can see the progress indicator bar, status icon, and details for each created task in Tasks.