Agent deployment using GPO and SCCM

Apart from local deployment, you can also use management tools such as Group Policy Object (GPO), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Symantec Altiris or Puppet for remote deployment of Agent.


For remote deployments, verify all client computers have an internet connection.

Follow the steps below to deploy the ESET Management Agent to clients using GPO or SCCM:

Navigate to Installers > Create Installer > GPO or SCCM script.

You can customize the ESET Management Agent installation package:

1.Enter the Name and Description (optional) of the installation package.

2.Click Select tags to assign tags.

3.Parent group (optional) - Select the Parent group where the computer will be placed after installation. You can select an existing static group or create a new static group to which the device will be assigned after the installer is deployed.

4.Initial installer configuration (Optional) - Use this option to apply configuration policy to ESET Management Agent. Click Select under Agent configuration (optional) and choose from the list of available policies. If none of the pre-defined policies are suitable, you can create a new policy or customize the existing ones.

5.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.

6.If you use an HTTP Proxy, select the check box Enable HTTP Proxy settings and specify the Proxy settings (Host, Port, Username and Password) to download the installer via Proxy and set ESET Management Agent connection to Proxy to enable communication forwarding between ESET Management Agent and ESET PROTECT Cloud Server. Read more about Proxy here.


The communication protocol between Agent and ESET PROTECT Cloud Server does not support authentication. Any proxy solution used for forwarding Agent communication to ESET PROTECT Cloud Server that requires authentication will not work.

Enable Use direct connection if HTTP proxy is not available if you want to allow this fallback option.

7.Click Save & Download and download the Configuration script and Agent.

Click the appropriate link below to view step-by-step instructions for two popular ESET Management Agent deployment methods:

1.Deployment of ESET Management Agent using Group Policy Object (GPO) - This Knowledgebase article may not be available in your language.

2.Deployment of ESET Management Agent using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)