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ESET Management Agent automatic upgrade

ESET PROTECT provides an automatic upgrade (auto-upgrade) of ESET Management Agent on managed computers.

ESET Management Agent auto-upgrade requirements

ESET Management Agent 8.1 and later.

The Agent auto-upgrade starts working after you install the ESET PROTECT server version later than 8.1 (or upgrade to the ESET PROTECT server version later than 8.1).

How ESET Management Agent auto-upgrade works

The Agent upgrades to the latest version compatible with the installed ESET PROTECT server. This is typically the version of the installed ESET PROTECT server (for example, 9.1).

The Agent auto-upgrade is enabled by default. You can disable it in the ESET Management Agent policy > Updates > disable the Enable automatic upgrade slider bar.

The ESET Management Agent auto-upgrade triggers around two weeks after the latest ESET Management Agent version is released into the repository.


When a later ESET Management Agent version is available and the auto-upgrade has not occurred yet, you can initiate the Agent upgrade manually from Dashboard > Component version status.

Alternatively, you can use the ESET PROTECT Components Upgrade Client Task.

The auto-upgrade's design assures a phased upgrade process distributed during a longer period to prevent increased impact on the network and managed computers.