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Decommission the old ESMC/ESET PROTECT/MDM Server after migration to another server


Ensure your new ESET PROTECT Server/MDM is running and client computers and mobile devices are connecting to your new ESET PROTECT correctly.

There are two options when decommissioning your old ESMC/ESET PROTECT Server/MDM after migration to another server:

I.Keep the server machine OS and reuse it

1.Stop the old ESMC/ESET PROTECT Server service.

2.Delete (DROP DATABASE) the old ESMC/ESET PROTECT Server database instance (Microsoft SQL or MySQL).


If you migrated the database to the new ESET PROTECT Server, ensure to delete the database on the old ESMC/ESET PROTECT Server before uninstallation to prevent licenses from being dissociated (removed) from the new ESET PROTECT Server database.

3.Uninstall the old ESET PROTECT/MDM Server and all its components (including ESET Management Agent, Rogue Detection Sensor, MDM etc.):

oUninstall ESET PROTECT—Windows

oUninstall ESET PROTECT—Linux


Do not uninstall your database if there is other software dependent on your database.

4.Plan an operating system restart of your server after uninstallation.

II.Keep the server machine

The easiest way to remove ESMC/ESET PROTECT/MDM is to format the disk where it is installed.


This will erase everything on the disk, including the operating system.