Using the Startup Wizard

When you log into the Web Console for the first time, a Startup Wizard for ESET PROTECT Cloud will appear and you can use it to deploy ESET Management Agents to computers in your network.

You can create an ESET PROTECT Live Installer package containing ESET Management Agent and an ESET security product for Windows or MacOS. To deploy ESET Management Agent to Linux computers, use the Agent installer script.

Follow the steps below to create an ESET PROTECT Live Installer package:

1.On the Welcome screen of the Startup Wizard click Continue.


2.Package Contents - Select if you want:

Management Agent only installer

arrow_down_business Management Agent and Security Product

Full Disk Encryption - Encryption option is visible only with active ESET Full Disk Encryption license.


3.You can configure arrow_down_business Advanced settings or continue to the next step.

4.Click Continue to move to the deployment options.

5.You can deploy your installer locally in two ways:

a)After you select Show Live Installer download link you can Copy the download link, distribute it to users and let them download and install the ESET PROTECT Live Installer package. You can also Download the ESET PROTECT Live Installer package and distribute it personally or upload it to a shared location for the users to access.

b)After you select Send Live Installer link via email you can use ESET PROTECT Cloud SMTP server to deliver an email message to a specified users containing the installer download link. You can specify the users by filling in the Email Address field (and optionally a name). To add multiple users at once, click Add user (add address of the user from the Computer Users), or Import CSV (Import a custom list of addresses from a CSV file structured with delimiters).


ESET PROTECT Live Installer requires an internet connection and does not work on an offline computer.

ESET PROTECT Live Installer on macOS requires a direct internet connection (to connect to ESET servers) and does not work on a macOS computer connected to the internet via Proxy with no direct internet connection.

6.Run the installation package file on a client computer. It will install the ESET Management Agent and the ESET security product on the device and connect the device to ESET PROTECT Cloud. For step-by-step instructions, see the setup wizard.


You can run the installation package in silent mode to hide the setup wizard window.