Windows

The following table displays the supported Windows operating systems for each ESET PROTECT component:

Operating System

Server

Agent

RD Sensor

MDM

Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1 with KB4474419 or KB4490628 installed

 

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 CORE x64 with KB4474419 or KB4490628 installed

 

 

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 x64 with KB4474419 or KB4490628 installed

 

 

 

Microsoft SBS 2011 Standard x64

 

 

Microsoft SBS 2011 Essentials x64

 

 

 

Windows Server 2012 x64

Windows Server 2012 CORE x64

Windows Server 2012 R2 x64

Windows Server 2012 R2 CORE x64

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 x64

 

Windows Server 2016 x64

Windows Storage Server 2016 x64

 

Windows Server 2019 x64

 

Windows Server 2022 x64

 

Operating System

Server

Agent

RD Sensor

MDM

Windows 7 x86 SP1 with latest Windows updates (at least KB4474419 and KB4490628)

 

 

Windows 7 x64 SP1 with latest Windows updates (at least KB4474419 and KB4490628)

 

 

 

Windows 8 x86

 

 

Windows 8 x64

✔*

✔*

 

Windows 8.1 x86

 

 

Windows 8.1 x64

✔*

✔*

 

Windows 10 x86

 

 

Windows 10 x64 (all official releases)

✔*

✔*

Windows 10 on ARM

 

 

 

 

Windows 11 x64

✔*

✔*

* Installing ESET PROTECT components on a desktop OS might not be in alignment with Microsoft licensing policy. Check the Microsoft licensing policy or consult your software supplier for details. In SMB / small network environments, we encourage you to consider a Linux ESET PROTECT installation or virtual appliance where applicable.


important

Older MS Windows systems:

Always have the latest service pack installed, especially on older systems, such as Server 2008 and Windows 7.

ESET PROTECT does not support the management of computers running Windows 7 (with no SP), Widows Vista, and Windows XP.

Beginning March 24, 2020, ESET will no longer officially support or provide technical support for ESET PROTECT (Server and MDM) installed on the following Microsoft Windows operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 (all versions).

We do not support illegal or pirated operating systems.


warning

Starting January 2019, Oracle JAVA SE 8 public updates for business, commercial or production use require a commercial license. If you do not purchase a JAVA SE subscription, you can transition to a no-cost alternative. See the supported versions of JDK.


note

You can run ESET PROTECT on a non-server OS without the need for ESXi. Install VMware Player on a desktop Operating System and deploy the ESET PROTECT Virtual Appliance.