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Install the ESET PROTECT Server

The ESET PROTECT All-in-one installer is available for Windows operating systems only. The All-in-one installer allows you to install all ESET PROTECT components using the ESET PROTECT installation Wizard.

1.Open the installation package. On the Welcome screen, use the Language drop-down menu to adjust the language settings. Click Next to proceed.


2.Select Install and click Next.


3.Select the Participate in product improvement program check box to send anonymous telemetry data and crash report to ESET (OS version and type, ESET product version and other product-specific information). After accepting the EULA, click Next.

4.Select the components to install and click Next.

arrow_down_business Microsoft SQL Server Express

arrow_down_business Add custom HTTPS certificate for Webconsole

arrow_down_business ESET Bridge Proxy


5.If you have selected Add custom HTTPS certificate for Webconsole, click Browse and select a valid Certificate (.pfx or .p12 file) and type its Passphrase (or leave the field blank if there is no passphrase). The installer will install the certificate for Web Console access on your Tomcat server. Click Next to continue.


6.If errors are found during the prerequisites check, address them accordingly. Ensure your system meets all prerequisites.

arrow_down_business .NET v4 is not installed

arrow_down_business No Java found / Java (64-bit) detected

arrow_down_business Setup is not in valid state/Microsoft SQL Server Express

arrow_down_business There is only 32 MB free on a system disk

arrow_down_business ESET Remote Administrator 5.x or older is installed on the machine

7.When the prerequisites check is complete and your environment meets all requirements, the installation will begin. Be aware that installation can take over an hour, depending on your system and network configuration.


When the installation is in progress, the ESET PROTECT installation Wizard is unresponsive.


8.If you chose to install Microsoft SQL Server Express in step 4, the installer will perform a database connection check. If you have an existing database server, the installer will prompt you to type your database connection details:

arrow_down_business Configure the connection to SQL/MySQL Server

9.The installer will prompt you to type a password for the Web Console Administrator account. This password is important – you will use it to log into the ESET PROTECT Web Console. Click Next.


10. Leave the fields as they are or type in your corporate information to appear in the details of the ESET Management Agent and the ESET PROTECT Server certificates. If you choose to type a password in the Authority password field, be sure to remember it. Click Next.


11. Type the valid License Key (included in the new purchase email you received from ESET) and click Next. Alternatively, you can choose to Activate later (see the Activation chapter for additional instructions).


12. You will see the installation progress.


13. If you selected to install the Rogue Detection Sensor, you will see the installation windows for the WinPcap driver. Ensure to select the check box Automatically start the WinPcap driver at boot time.

14. When the installation is complete, "ESET PROTECT components were installed successfully" will be displayed in addition to your ESET PROTECT Web Console URL address. Click the URL to open the Web Console, or click Finish.


If the installation is not successful:

Review the installation log files in the All-in-one installation package. The logs directory is the same as the directory for the All-in-one installer, for example:

See Troubleshooting for additional steps to resolve your issue.