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Operating system

The table below displays the supported Windows operating systems for each ESET PROTECT component. See also the full list of supported operating systems.


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ESET Management Agent versioning and support

ESET Management Agent follows the on-premises ESET PROTECT version number and End of Life Policy:

The supported ESET Management Agent versions are 9.x–10.x.

Each ESET Management Agent version receives six months of Full Support and two years of Limited Support. Then the version transitions to the End of Life.

The latest supported ESET Management Agent version is 10.1. We recommend using the latest ESET Management Agent version to fully manage the latest version of ESET security products and their features. If you use an earlier ESET Management Agent version than the ESET PROTECT Server version, some of the latest management features might not be available.

Operating System

Server

Agent

RD Sensor

MDM***

Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1 with KB4474419 and KB4490628 installed

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x**

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 CORE x64 with KB4474419 and KB4490628 installed

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x**

 

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 x64 with KB4474419 and KB4490628 installed

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x**

 

Microsoft SBS 2011 Standard x64

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x**

 

Microsoft SBS 2011 Essentials x64

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x**

 

Windows Server 2012 x64

8.x, 9.x—10.x

Windows Server 2012 CORE x64

8.x, 9.x—10.x

Windows Server 2012 R2 x64

8.x, 9.x—10.x

Windows Server 2012 R2 CORE x64

8.x, 9.x—10.x

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 x64

8.x, 9.x—10.x

Windows Server 2016 x64

8.x, 9.x—10.x

Windows Storage Server 2016 x64

8.x, 9.x—10.x

Windows Server 2019 x64

8.x, 9.x—10.x

Windows Server 2022 x64

9.x—10.x

 

Operating System

Server

Agent

RD Sensor

MDM***

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

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x**

 

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

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x**

 

Windows 8 x86

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x**

 

Windows 8 x64

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x**

✔*

Windows 8.1 x86

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x**

 

Windows 8.1 x64

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x**

✔*

Windows 10 x86

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x

 

Windows 10 x64 (all official releases)

✔*

8.x, 9.x—10.x

✔*

Windows 10 on ARM

 

8.x, 9.x—10.x

 

 

Windows 11 x64

✔*

8.x, 9.x (21H2)

10.x (21H2 and 22H2)

10.1 (23H2)

✔*

Windows 11 on ARM

 

10.x

 

 

* 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.

** ESET Management Agent 10.x is the last version that supports Windows 7/8.x and Windows Server 2008 R2/Microsoft SBS 2011.

*** ESET PROTECT Mobile Device Management/Connector (MDM/MDC) component (on-premises only) is scheduled for End of Life. Read more. We recommend that you migrate to Cloud MDM.


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Earlier Microsoft Windows systems:

Always have the latest service pack installed, especially on earlier 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.

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.